Cymbidium lowianum

Cymbidium lowianum var. iansonii

Cymbidium lowianum                                                                                                                                                      photo C.Solimbergo
taxonomy     described by (Reichenbach f.)  Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in      The Gardeners' Chronicle , new series  11 : 332, f  56 (pg. 405)    1879
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Cymbidiinae
  genus Cymbidium  Swartz 1799
  chromosomes   2n = 38, 40, 44 
  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 humid shady evergreen forests in India (Todey forest, Neora Vallwey, Kalimpong), Burma, 
    Thailand (Doi Inthanon), Viet Nam (Cao Cai), China (Yunnan)
  altitude 1200 - 2700 m  (3960 - 8910 ft) 
  habitat climate informations from Doi Inthanon National Park (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2000 m / 6600 ft) :
    Cymbidium lowianum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Doi Inthanon this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 14 m' to 10 h 46 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence    length 70 - 80 cm  (28" - 32"), basal 
  nr flowers 10 - 12, fragrants
  size single flower  6 L 10 cm  (2.4" L 4") - inflorescence  40 L 15 cm  (16" L 6")
  duration inflorescence60 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 120 days      
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