quinta-feira, 24 de novembro de 2011

Cymbidium aloifolium

Cymbidium aloifolium (L.) Sw. 1799

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.25 cm]

Found in South Central China, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Andaman Islands , Myanamar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Java and Sumatra in evergreen and in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 1100 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte on open mossy rocks with very small pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf bases, with coriaceous, suberect, linear-ligulate, obscurely bilobed apically leaves that blooms on a 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, basal, pendant, laxly many [45] flowered, racemose inflorescence occuring in the spring. This species can easily be confused with C dayanum but differs in having a rounded lip edge and an hourglass shape in the center of the lip. This species is found in seasonal forests.

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sexta-feira, 11 de novembro de 2011

Oncidium pubes

Oncidium pubes Lindl. 1826

Flower Size 1" or less [2.5 cm]

Found in Espiritu Santo, Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and Parana states of Brazil in cooler montane forests at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species with oblong-cylindrical, clustered, slightly compressed, green speudobulbs carrying 2 apical, erect or spreading, subcoriaceous, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring with a, to 2' [60 cm] long, arcuate to pendant, alternately branched panicle that is densly many flowered. Warm to cool conditions, moderate light, plenty of water while growing and a slightly drier winter rest and mounting on tree fern will ensure a happy plant.

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