Common Green Cymbidium
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Common Green Cymbidium
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Common Green Cymbidium
Botanical name: Cymbidium lowianum    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Cymbidium giganteum var. lowianum, Cyperorchis lowiana

Common Green Cymbidium is probably the most widespread of all the orchid species. It has oval pseudobulbs bearing up to 10 strap-shaped pointed leaves that reach a length of 30 in. The flower spikes can become a foot long and bears up to 26 flowers that are very long lasting, up to 4 inches, with olive -green to yellowish tepals and a somewhat yellow lip with a red-edged middle lobe. The inflorescence is arched. Common Green Cymbidium is native to Burma and the Himalayas. Flowering: January-April.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed in Imphal, Manipur & Kalimpong, West Bengal.

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