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Scientific Name: Cymbidium (hybrids)
Pronunciation: sim-BID-ee-um
Common Name: boat orchid
Family Name: Orchidaceae
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant
Key ID Features: Leaves basal, arising from a swollen part of the rhizome (pseudobulb), linear, most over 30 cm long x less than 3 cm wide; florets with a waxy texture, 5 tepals plus lip (modified lower petal), 5-10 cm wide, raceme as high as 90 cm with the peduncle arising from the base of the most recent pseudobulb in winter.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Arching, Epiphytic, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin, South Asia / India
Hardiness Rating: Zone 11: (above 4 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Floristry
Additional Info: Google
boat orchid
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Parallel venation
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire
Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Green-yellow, Yellow, Pink, Red, Brown, Green, Black, Orange
Flower Scent: None, Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Additional Info: The three larger sepals white or coloured; may last over two months indoors; some fragrant cvs. exist

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes, pseudobulb

Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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