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Cymbidium roseum

Cymbidium roseum

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


Cymbidium roseum is a species of Cymbidium found in Asia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in fall with two to five flowers that are up to 6 cm wide.

It was described in 1905 by J.J Smith from plants collected in Java.[1] The plant vegetatively resembles Cymbidium eburneum.[1]

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on rock faces, trees, or on the ground in the Malayasian peninsula, Java and Sumatra at elevations around 1450 to 2400 meters[1]

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in warm to cool areas with medium light. Pot with bark and perlite. Plant prefers dry periods between watering. Reduce watering during the winter. Water about once a week. Plant can also be mounted.


NamingEdit

Common Name: The Rose Cymbidium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cyperorchis rosea (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1924

ReferencesEdit

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

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