Cymbidium floribundum

Cymbidium floribundum

Cymbidium floribundum                                                                                                                                                photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Lindley, John
  published in      The Genera and Species of Orchidaceous Plants  62    1833
  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

primary forests, in Viet Nam (Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Son La), China (Yunnan, Fujian, Guandong

    Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Zizhiqu, Zhejiang), Taiwan
  altitude 1000 - 2800 m  (3300 - 9240 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Cao Bang (Cao Bang, 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 1900 m / 7900 ft) :
    Cymbidium floribundum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Cao Bang this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13  h 30 m' to 10 h 30 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte 
  brightness     sunny 
inflorescence    length 50 - 60 cm (20" L 24"), basal arching
  nr flowers 16 - 20
  size single flower  5.5 L 4 cm  ( 2.2" L 1.6") - inflorescence  25 L 12 cm  (10" L 4.8")
  duration inflorescence100 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days    
CITES appendix II

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