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Cymbidium aloifolium fma alba

This is a discussion on Cymbidium aloifolium fma alba within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I can judge its ID easily if it is a normal form. But for a ...

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    Default Cymbidium aloifolium fma alba

    I can judge its ID easily if it is a normal form. But for a alba form this becomes difficult. Is my judgement correct?
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    Nice pics ; these species cyms are so rarely seen that few will quarrel with any identification you care to make. I don't think I have ever seen even the tipo aloifolium in flower before.

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    Those flowers are truly lovely.

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    Beautiful. First time I have seen the alba form.

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    havent seen an alba form either, nice!

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    Wow what a wonderful alba ! This is a very good candidate for warmth tolerant cymbidium breeding. The present ones all tend to have yellow green colours due to Golden elf lineages. This one will allow true whites and soft shades. Good growing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    Nice pics ; these species cyms are so rarely seen that few will quarrel with any identification you care to make. I don't think I have ever seen even the tipo aloifolium in flower before.
    For you Geoff, pics of my tipo aloifolium
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...loifolium.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Wow what a wonderful alba ! This is a very good candidate for warmth tolerant cymbidium breeding. The present ones all tend to have yellow green colours due to Golden elf lineages. This one will allow true whites and soft shades. Good growing !
    Thanks everyone for your comments!
    Hi Amey, native normal form of aloifolium in China is like this, without golden lineages. That is really interesting. I do think aloifolium from India is very beautiful too!
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    Very beautiful, there is always a fight between aloifolium and bicolor some considering the darker one as bicolor while the one like mine as aloifolium, and now your plant is placed equally between the darker bicolor and the lighter aloifolium. I think they should name the different geographical subtypes, not as species, but more has cultivars or types.
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    Hi Amey, native normal form of aloifolium in China is like this, without golden lineages. That is really interesting. I do think aloifolium from India is very beautiful too!

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    Lovely cymbidium orchid blooms and neat discussion aobut the different forms.

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