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Need ID. Possibly some form of cymbidium.

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    Default Need ID. Possibly some form of cymbidium.

    I got this orchid in a trade some time ago and it has just grown bigger every year and no blooms yet.
    I have divided it this year into two plants and I'm trying to find out what type of orchid this is.

    It has several similarities with cymbidiums, but the leaves are significantly thicker and the ends are rounded instead of the typical pointed edges with common cymbidiums.

    Anyone have an idea of what genus this plant is? It is growing fine among my cymbidiums but I have not coaxed it into blooming yet.




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    John I think this species is from South East Asia maybe C. finlaysonianum and second possibility is atropurpureum nice fragrance. Look at the photo below finlaysonianum growing on the tree (backyard)
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    Could be a hybrid with Cym canaliculatum as a parent also. Which ever, it will require LOTS of light to make it flower.

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    Thanks for the information.

    This is very helpful since I am now able to narrow it down to the cymbidium group and can adjust the growing conditions.
    These two plants are already growing with my other cymbidiums which are blooming with the current light levels that I am providing.
    I will try to give these plants more light and see how it goes.

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