Cymbidium aloifolium

Cymbidium aloifolium

Cymbidium aloifolium                                                                                                                                           photo C. Solimbergo
(Epidendrum aloifolium  Linnaeus
described by  (Linnaeus) Swartz, Olof (Peter)
  published in

Nova acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis  6 : 73    1799

  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Cymbidiinae
  genus Cymbidium  Swartz 1799
  chromosomes  2n = 40 
  metabolism CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins

forests on trees or mossy rocks in Bangladesh, India (Assam, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Relli, Kalimpong,
Mile, Chitrey, Andamane Islands)
, Nepal, Birmania, Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka,  Viet Nam (Binh Phuoc,
Cao Bang, Dak Lak, Lang Son, Nghe An, Ninh Thuan, Quang Binh, Thay Ninh, Than Hoa, Thua Thien, Hue), Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java), China (Guangdong, Guanngxi, Guihou, Yunnan)

  altitude 13 - 1600 m  (43 - 5280 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Vinh Thuoc Nam (Nghe An, Viet Nam)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 800 m / 2640 ft) :
    Cymbidium aloifolium a gr uk
  photoperiod in Vinh Thuoc Nam this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 25 m' to
    10 h 35 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte 
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence    length 70 - 85 cm  (28" - 34"), basal, pendulous
  nr flowers 28 - 33
  size single flower  4.5 L 4.5 cm  (1.8" L 1.8") - inflorescence  35 L 8 cm ( 14" L 3.2")
  duration inflorescence20 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 10 - 15 days   
CITES appendix II

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