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Cymbidium sichuanense

This is a discussion on Cymbidium sichuanense within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The name of course means "from Sichuan" , which is the name of a place ...

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    Default Cymbidium sichuanense

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    The name of course means "from Sichuan" , which is the name of a place in China. ( I don't know whether you would call it a province. district or whatever - I think it is either part of the larger area - Yunnan, or maybe near Yunnan.)
    These are large flowers for a species , probably 11-12cm . A first flowering on a seedling .
    The species is not listed as such in the Kew monograph on the genus , although Cym sichuanicum is included in the addenda - listing doubtful (usually because only recently discovered, and little known) species. But then the monograph was published in 2007, and no doubt in preparation for some years before that, and a lot of new species, and info about barely known ones, in China, has accumulated in the years since 2007.

    I bought several of the Chinese species from the lady who is now the widow of a well-known German orchidist who set up business in Yunnan, specialising in their orchids, when I visited the South African WOC, and this is the best of them in terms of flower quality . If I can grow it on to a bigger and better plant I think the flowers will still improve.
    But, interesting, I think.
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    It’s a beauty! Sichuan is a province, I think.

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    Yep, and a great place for food!

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    Beautiful blooming Geoff! Great photos, are they with the D5600?

    Sichuan food is great just be ready for some HEAT, they like things HOT, and it is worth it!

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    Not the Nikon, taken in the greenhouse with a compact camera Sony Cybershot, which has a 20x optical zoom, but is small enough to fit into my pocket when I am working.

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    Beautiful and very impressive for a 1st flowering!

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    Very pretty flower Geoff! And nice photos!

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    Amazing species and big flowers with beautiful lip I wish I can grow here but impossible to flower it.

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    Lovely cym. Concur with Zainal.

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    Default all flowers out now - 9 on the spike ( 4 days after earlier pics)

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    This pic was taken with the D5600.

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