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Cymbidium tracyanum Tracy's Cymbidium

 

Tracy's Cymbidium, Cymbidium tracyanum

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Cymbidium tracyanum Rolfe 1890

Common Name Tracy's Cymbidium [English Orchid Grower 1800's and first to flower species] - In Thailand Ueang dinn noe - Phisuea - Ueang chat- Kare karawn khao - In China Xi Zang Hu Tao Lan

Flower Size 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm]

Found as a large sized, epiphyte or lithophyte in China, Thailand and Myanamar on tree trunks, forks and damp rocks on wooded slopes at elevations of 1200 to 1900 meters where it grows cold to cool, needs even year round watering and fertilizer and has bilaterally compressed, elongate-ovate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several sheaths and carrying linear-ligulate, distinctly keeled on the underside, acute mid green leaves that blooms on an erect, basal, 3 to 4'4" [90 to 130 cm] long, arching, densely many [10 to 20] flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying strongly fragrant flowers occuring in the fall and early winter .

Synonyms Cyperorchis tracyana (L.Castle) Schltr. 1924

 

 

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