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Cymbidium erythrostylum

Cymbidium erythrostylum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: Cym. erythrostylum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cymbidium erythrostylum
Rolfe 1905


Cymbidium erythrostylum is a species of Cymbidium is found in asia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from summer to fall with four to ten 6 cm wide flowers.

The plant was described by Rolfe from a plant in cultivation in the Royal Botanical garden, Glasnevin which was collected for Messrs Sander from Vietnam by Micholitz in 1891.[1] This species is distinguished by its broad petals and sepals, unusual lip with a short triangular midlobe, and hair like processes on the viscidium.[1]

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on trees Vietnam at elevations around 1500 meters.[1]

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in cool to intermediate areas with medium to bright light. Pot in a loose well drain mix such as bark and perlite. Plant prefers dry periods between watering. Water about once a week.



NamingEdit

Common Name:The Red Column Cymbidium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cyperorchis erythrostyla (Rolfe) Schltr. 1924
  2. Cymbidium erythrostylum var magnificum Hort 1931

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cribb, Phillip, and David Du Puy (1988). The Genus Cymbidium (Timber Press). 

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