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Cymbidium sp. aff. bicolor, Philippine Orchids

This is a discussion on Cymbidium sp. aff. bicolor, Philippine Orchids within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This unknown orchid species is from southern Philippines, an epiphyte, growing in mossy and mixed ...

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    Default Cymbidium sp. aff. bicolor, Philippine Orchids

    This unknown orchid species is from southern Philippines, an epiphyte, growing in mossy and mixed dipterocarp rainforest.

    Inflorescence is generally short and flowers are smaller than Cymbidium bicolor and coloration is similar to Cymbidium finlaysonianum.

    Maybe it could be a hybrid between 2 Cymbidium species.

    In its situ, there are 4 Cymbidium species growing in tall trees: Cymbidium bicolor, Cymbidium finlaysonianum, Cymbidium atropurpurea, Cymbidium chloranthum and Cymbidium sp. (an unknown species related to Cymbidium finlaysonianum with charateristics of broad and coriaceous leaf, and floral stem is short and prostrate, no flowers seen at this time)
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    Love the blooms. Thanks for sharing this one.

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    If I'm not mistaken, it is easy to tell bicolor apart from finlaysonianum because apart from the distinct red stripe along each petal, bicolor leaves are much narrower than finlay. There's also aloifolium, which is similar to those you mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paphioboy View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, it is easy to tell bicolor apart from finlaysonianum because apart from the distinct red stripe along each petal, bicolor leaves are much narrower than finlay. There's also aloifolium, which is similar to those you mentioned.
    Thanks. I'm going to investigate this plant.

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    Beautiful blooms.

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    Those are so beautiful, Derek. Thank you for sharing the pictures and your knowledge of these.

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    Cybidium's are not always my favorite plant or flower, but these are really great. AL

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    What a beautiful plant! The blooms are so interesting as well as pretty. I started collecting orchids with a hybrid (big 3-spiked monster) cym and have loved them ever since. Thanks for sharing such a lovely specimen with us.

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    I've got the Cymbidium bug recently. Have acquired a few. This one is on my list!

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    Very nice, soon it will become huge clump once it's already established.

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