Two-Colored Cymbidium
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Two-Colored Cymbidium
ative Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Common name: Two-Colored Cymbidium
Botanical name: Cymbidium bicolor    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Two-Colored Cymbidium is an epiphytic orchid, found in NE India and SE Asia, at elevations of 800-1100 m. It The plant has ellipsoid, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying thick leathery strap-shaped leaves. The thick leaves store water and can tolerate drought and direct sunlight. The plant blooms in the spring and summer on a 2.5 ft long, raceme-like scape that can be arched or hanging, with up to 26, fragrant flowers. Flowers have brown scarious basal sheaths. This species likes even year round conditions that are humid, warm and with regular fertilizer.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed in Jharkhand & Manipur.

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