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Cymbidium suave Grassy Boat-Lip Orchid

 

Grassy Boat-Lip Orchid , Cymbidium suave

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Cymbidium suave R. Brown 1810

Common Name Refers to being soft, gentle, mild, or mild smelling ? which one? The Grassy Boat-Lip Orchid

Flower Size 3/4" to 1 1/4" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in coastal Queensland and New South Wales Australia as a large to giant sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte as a coastal species that is found at elevations of sealevel to 1350 meters in decaying heartwood of Eucalyptus trees without pseudobulbs and has a thin, woody stem enveloped by leaf sheath bases and carrying 6 to 11, thin textured, distichous, ligulate, arching, obtuse to subacute leaves. It flowers from late winter though early summer on a basal, arching to pendant, 6 to 14" [15 to 35 cm] long, racemose many [40] flowered inflorescence with sweetly fragrant, closely set flowers. This species is often found in conjunction with ants and may benefit from their presence

Synonyms Cymbidium gomphocarpum Fitz.

 

 

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