Cymbidium madidum

Cymbidium madidum 
Cymbidium madidum                                                                                                                                                        photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy      desribed by      Lindley, John
  published in Edwards's Botanical Register 26: Misc. 9. 1840
  family             Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae          
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Cymbidiinae
  genus Cymbidium Swartz 1799
  chromosones     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 rainforests, swamps, open forests, in Australia, from Cape York (Queensland) to the Hasting River,
    near Wauchope (New South Wales)
  altitude 20 - 1400 m (66 - 4620 ft )

informations from Wauchope (New South Wales, Australia)


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 700 m / 2310 ft) :

    Cymbidium madidum a gr uk
  photoperiod in Wauchope this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 14 h 05 m' to 9 h 55 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness partial shade
inflorescence    length 70 - 80 cm (28- 32") pendulous
  nr flowers 30 - 36
  size single flower 2,5 L 2,5 cm (1" L 1" ) - inflorescence 60 L 8 cm (24" L 3.2")
  duration inflorescence ~ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ~ 75 days
CITES appendix II

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