Cymbidium aloifolium, var. simulans

Cymbidium simulans

Cymbidium aloifolium, var. simulans                                                                                                                              photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Linnaeus) Swartz, Olof (Peter)
  published in Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis  6 : 73    1799
var. simulans        described by Rolfe, Robert Allen
  published in      Orchid Review  25 : 175    1917
  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 on large branches in open forests, in Hymalayas to East India
  habitat climate informations from Lamphelpat (Manipur, East India)
    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 simulans a gr uk
  photoperiod in Lamphelpat this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 38 m' to 10 h 22 m'
  life form epiphyte

partial shade

inflorescence    length 60 - 65 cm  (24" - 26"), basal 
  nr flowers 9 - 12
  size single flower  5 L 5 cm  (2" L 2") - inflorescence 58 L 12 cm  (23.2" L 4.8") 
  duration inflorescence ≈ 50 - 60 days  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days  
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