Sunday, February 08, 2015

Orchid - Cymbidium

It's nearly midnight and I didn't get out to find suitable species today so here's one that is definitely not native but which I'm proud of as I've managed to keep it alive for many years and still it flowers spectacularly from time to time. It also links with the cultivars theme from yesterday and begs the larger question about non-native organisms (of which more later).
This is, of course, a member of one of the largest families of flowering plants, the Orchidaceae. There are currently around 25,000 species known in around 850 genera. This one is a Cymbidium sp hybrid which does well in cool climates. What a belter!
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