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Cyanicula

Cyanicula gemmata & Cyanicula ixioides plate.jpg
Cyanicula gemmata & Cyanicula ixioides from
Australian Orchids

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidioideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Caladeniinae
Alliance:
Genus: Cyanicula
S.D.Hopper & A.P.Brown 2000
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Cyanicula, abbreviated as Cca. in horticultural trade, are a small family of mostly blue orchids from Australia.

Distribution[]

Plants in this genus are distributed in Australia.

Description[]

The genus was separated from Caladenia in 2000.

Culture[]

Grow plants in cool temperatures with moderate amounts of light. Plants require a summer dormancy. Withold watering and allow the medium to dry out during the summer and water regularly during the winter. Pot in a well drain terrestrial mix of sand, soil and peat.

Naming[]

The genus is named after the bluish color of species in this genus

Species[]

  • Cyanicula amplexans (A.S.George) Hopper & A.P.Br., 2000.
  • Cyanicula aperta Hopper & A.P.Br., 2004.
  • Cyanicula ashbyae Hopper & A.P.Br., 2000.
  • Cyanicula caerulea (R.Br.) Hopper & A.P.Br., 2000.
    • Cyanicula caerulea var. caerulea.
    • Cyanicula caerulea var. heliotropica (Rupp) Hopper & A.P.Br., 2004.
  • Cyanicula fragrans Hopper & A.P.Br., 2000.
  • Cyanicula gemmata (Lindl.) Hopper & A.P.Br., 2000.
  • Cyanicula gertrudeae (Ostenf.) Hopper & A.P.Br., 2000.
  • Cyanicula ixioides (Lindl.) Hopper & A.P.Br., 2000.
    • Cyanicula ixioides subsp. candida Hopper & A.P.Br., 2004.
    • Cyanicula ixioides subsp. ixioides.
  • Cyanicula nikulinskyae Hopper & A.P.Br., 2000.
  • Cyanicula sericea (Lindl.) Hopper & A.P.Br., 2000.
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