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This is a discussion on Hawaii Cymbidium within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hoa was close but no cigar. That isn't aloifolium but it is Cym. dayanum. They ...

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    Hoa was close but no cigar. That isn't aloifolium but it is Cym. dayanum. They look similar but aloifolium has a striped labellum. (aloifolium = has leaves that look like an aloe, wide and stiff, about 2" wide) Dayanum leaves are much narrower.
    It must have escaped or was a planting from a previous owner for it is not native to Hawaii...I don't think any Cyms are native to Hawaii.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Hoa was close but no cigar. That isn't aloifolium but it is Cym. dayanum. They look similar but aloifolium has a striped labellum. (aloifolium = has leaves that look like an aloe, wide and stiff, about 2" wide) Dayanum leaves are much narrower.
    It must have escaped or was a planting from a previous owner for it is not native to Hawaii...I don't think any Cyms are native to Hawaii.
    Thanks for the good eye, Ron. I believe there are only three orchids that are actually native to Hawaii. All the others were imported and planted. Could be wrong, but that is what my friend told me when we were there.

    Cheers,
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    Ron is quite right.
    It could be Cym. dayanum, I forgot there is another cym species that looks similar. The leaves I believe would allow us to distinguish them.
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    actually there is a third species that alos looks similar, I can't think of it's name at the moment though. From what I can see of the leaves in Bruce's pic, they are not aloifolium leaves.

    Edit: the third is simulans (named because it looks similar to aloifolium. (It also has wide leaves.)

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    that looks extremely similar to the clone of Cym. Amazing that we have at the farm here, and we are in the hilo area.

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    also thats true about the 3 species being native..Arundina gramnifolia, Spathoglottis plicata and Phaius tankervillae. they literally are weeds here.

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    ah. i meant to say Cym. Solar Flare.. sorry, had Coch. Amazing on the mind for some reason

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    Default warm growing cymbidiums

    Can someone send a picture of a warm growing cymbidium plant, not just the flowers. I still have one that I am not sure what it is and have not had glowers as yet. I have gone through all my reference books and can't find one like mine, but maybe, maybe it is a warm growing cymbidium.

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    Hi Pete,

    I am new to the forum. I have relocated to Pahoa from Santa Cruz, California. I could use a little help in understanding how to grow here on the Big Island.

    Regards,
    Fred in Pahoa

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    She mows them down?

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