Cymbidium sinense

Cymbidium sinense

Cymbidium sinense                                                                                                                                                        photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy    described by (Jackson ex Andrews)  von Willdenow, Carl Ludwig
  published in        Species Plantarum . Editio quarta  4 : 11    1805
  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

oper to dense evergreen forest in India (Meghalaya, Khasi Hills), Burma, Thailand, Viet Nam (Cao Bang,

    Kon Tum, Ninh Thuan, Quag Binh), China (Auhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Jiangxi, 
    Sichuan, Emei, Yunnan), Hong Kong (Tai Mo Shan), Taiwan, Japan (Ryukyu Islands)
  altitude 300 - 2300 m  (990 - 7590 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Cherrapunji (Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, 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 1300 m / 4300 ft) :
    Cymbidium sinense a gr uk
  photoperiod in Cherrapunji this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 40 m' to 10 h 20 m'
  life form geophyte 
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence    length 25 cm (10"), basal 
  nr flowers 8, fragrants
  size single flower  3.5 L 4 cm  (1.4" - 1.6) - inflorescence  L  cm 
  duration inflorescence30 days 
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 100 days   
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