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Cymbidium chloranthum Green Flowered Cymbidium

 

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Cymbidium chloranthum Lindl. 1843

Common Name The Green Flowered Cymbidium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Java in evergreen, riverine and hill foreats at elevations around 250 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid, narrowing apically and basally, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 5 to 6, erect, strap-like, obtuse, unequally bilobed apically, thin yet leathery to hard, narrowing basally leaves that blooms sporadically at most any time of the year on a stout, erect, 14 to 18.8" [36 to 47 cm] tall, bright green inflorescence with 6, overlapping, keeled, cymbidiform, acute bracts as well as short, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying several to many [15 to 40], closely spaced, wide open, non-scented flowers that becomes strongly suffused with crimson after pollination.

Synonyms Cymbidium pulchellum Schltr. 1910; Cymbidium sanguinolentum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862; Cymbidium sanguineum Teijsm. & Binn. 1866; Cymbidium variciferum Rchb.f. 1856

 

 

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