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Cymbidium dayanum
Cymbidium dayanum.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: Cym. dayanum
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Binomial name
Cymbidium dayanum
Rchb.f 1869


Cymbidium dayanum 鳳蘭 in chinese, is a species of Cymbidium which blooms on a pendant inflorescence.

Description

Plant has pendant inflorescence and blooms from summer to fall. Inflorescence consist of around ten 5 cm fragrant flowers.

Distribution

Cymbidium dayanum is found in evergreen lowland forests in Assam, India; eastern Himalayas; Sikkim; Thailand; Cambodia; Taiwan, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan, China; Vietnam; Borneo; Malaysia; the Philippines; Sulawesi; Sumatra; Ryukyu Islands and Japan at elevations of 300 to 1600 meters

Culture

Plant should be grown in intermediate to warm areas with medium to bright light. Plant may also be grown cool. Pot with bark and perlite. Plant prefers dry periods between watering. Reduce watering during the winter. Water about once a week.

Variants

Image Name Description
Cymbidium dayanum pink.jpg
Cymbidium dayanum var angustifolium Red lip, pink petals and sepals

Naming

Common Name: Phoenix Orchid, Tree Orchid, Day's Cymbidium

Synonyms

  1. Cymbidium acutum Ridl. 1896
  2. Cymbidium alborubens Makino 1902
  3. Cymbidium angustifolium Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920
  4. Cymbidium dayanum subsp. leachianum (Rchb.f.) S.S.Ying 1989
  5. Cymbidium dayanum var. austrojaponicum Tuyama 1941
  6. Cymbidium eburneum var. austrojaponicum (Tuyama) M.Hiroe 1971
  7. Cymbidium eburneum Lindley var dayanum Hkr. f. 1891
  8. Cymbidium leachianum Rchb.f. 1878
  9. Cymbidium poilanei Gagnep. 1931
  10. Cymbidium pulcherrimum Sander 1891
  11. Cymbidium simonsianum King & Pantl. 1895
  12. Cymbidium sutepense Rolfe ex Downie 1925
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