Cymbidium tigrinum

 Cymbidium tigrinum

Cymbidium tigrinum                                                                                                                                                        photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Parish, E.C.  &  Hooker, Joseph Dalton
  published in    Botanical Magazine  90 : ad pl. 5457    1864
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Cymbidiinae Bentham

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 rocks, forests in India (Naghaland), Burma (Mt. Mulayit, Moulmein, Moulmaign, Moolee-it, Dawna Range),
    China (Yunnan)
  altitude (1000) 1500 - 2700 m   (3300) 4950 - 8910 ft
  habitat climate informations from Mergui (Dawna Range, Tenasserim, Burma)
    Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2000 m / 6600 ft) :
    Cymbidium tigrinum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Mergui this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 49 m' to 11 h 11 m'
  life form litophyte
  brightness     full sun
inflorescence     length 20 cm (8") 
  nr flowers
  size single flower 4 L 3 cm ( 1.6" L 1.2") - inflorescence 13 L 6 cm (5.2" L 2.4)
  time to bloom from birth, ~ 140 days
CITES appendix II


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