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Cymbidium aloifolium 'Elysian' -spontaneous
Number: TN6542
Name: Cymbidium aloifolium 'Elysian' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Marla Nikirk  (Email:
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: Parent plant: Medium-sized plant.
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Summer, Autumn: days average 85°F, nights 71°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Spring: days average 91°F, nights 64°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 83°F, nights 53°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Cymbidium   From Greek "kymbos" boat-shaped cup. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of Cymbidium   sim-BID-ee-um (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Availability: Seed not viable- failed. We were not able to make any flasks.
You should: Consider placing a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.
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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Southern India, Sri Lanka, the Andaman Islands, Sikkim, Nepal, Bangladesh, Mynamar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Java, and southern China to as far north as Hong Kong. This orchid grows in forks and hollows of large branches and tree trunks. It is usually found in open forest in the partial shade provided by the forest canopy, but is sometimes found on cliffs along ravines. Plants are found between sea level and 4900 ft. (1500 m). Distribution is widespread in India where plants are found at 800-2800 ft. (250-850 m). In Nepal, plants are found in east, west, and central areas at 1500-3000 ft. (450-920 m). In Thailand, plants have been collected in all parts of the country from the northwest mountains to the southern peninsula. In China, plants are reported in the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, and Yunnan at 350-3300 ft. (100-1000 m). In Malaya, plants are known only from Langkawi, an island just off the northwest coast. In Java, plants are found mostly in the drier parts of East and Central Java, especially on isolated trees, at 150-3300 ft. (50-1000 m).
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