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Cymbidium aliciae

Cymbidium aliciae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: Cym. aliciae
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cymbidium aliciae
Quisumb 1940


Cymbidium aliciae is named after Alicia, a American Orchid Enthusiast in the Philippines 1900's

DescriptionEdit

Flowers are white and 5 cm in wide with several red spots on lip slightly fragrant. Inflorescence can grow up to 10 cm bearing about 10 flowers.

DistributionEdit

Cymbidium aliciae was found in mountainous areas from elevations of 300 to 2750 meters. The plant is found in shady areas. It is an endemic to the Philippines and is found on Sulawesi and the Philippines on the island of Luzon, Negro Islands and Nueva Vazcaya.

CultureEdit

Cymbidium aliciae plant

Grow in a mix of perlite and bark. Keep mix dry between waterings and reduce watering during the winter. Plant should be grown in intermediate conditions with low light.

NamingEdit

Common Name: Alicia's Cymbidium

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