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Cymbidiella falcigera

Cymbidiella falcigera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Cymbidiella
Species: Cymla. falcigera
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cymbidiella falcigera
(Rchb.f.) Garay 1976


Cymbidiella falcigera is a species endemic to Madagascar

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with several fragrant 8 cm flowers. Plant is difficult to transplant from the wild due to rhizomes which often get infected with fungal disease and roots dry out quickly when cut.

DistributionEdit

The plant is found growing in tropical forest on Raphia ruffia palm trees in Madagascar at 100 to 1450 meters in elevation.

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in well drain medium such as medium bark, tree fern or full sphagnum moss. Plants are usually grown in baskets. Keep plant in intermediate to warm temperatures in semi shady conditions. Keep mix moist but not wet and reduce watering a little bit in the winter.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Sickle-Shaped Leaf Cymbidiella

SynonymsEdit

  1. Caloglossum humblotii (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918
  2. Caloglossum magnificum Schltr. 1918
  3. Cymbidiella humblotii (Rolfe) Rolfe 1918
  4. Cymbidium humblotii Rolfe 1892
  5. Grammangis falcigera Rchb.f. 1885

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