Cymbidium lowianum, var iansonii

Cymbidium lowianum var lowianum

Cymbidium  lowianum, var. iansonii  (i'ansonii)                                                                                                          photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy      described by (Reichenbach f.)  Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in      The Gardeners' Chronicle, new series  11 : 332    1879
var. iansonii described by (Rolfe)  Cribb, Phillip  &  Du Puy, David jr.
  published in Kew Bulletin  40 : 432    1984
  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 cloud forest in Burma (Bhamo, Kalaw), China (Yunnan)
  altitude ≈ 1900 m (6270 ft) 
  habitat climate informations from Bhamo (Kachin, Burma)
    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 2000 m / 6600 ft) :
    Cymbidium lowianum iansonii a gr uk
  photoperiod in Bhamo this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 37 m' to 10 h 23 m'
  life form epiphyte or litophyte
  brightness   partial shade
inflorescence    length 70 - 80 cm  (28" - 32"), basal
  nr flowers 10 - 12
  misure single flower  7 L 10 cm  (2.8" L 4") - inflorescence  65 L 20 cm  (26" L 8")
  duration  inflorescence90 - 120 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 150 days   
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