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Orchid Species: Cymbidium suave

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cymbidium suave is an orchid species identified by R.Br. in 1810.
Genus
Cymbidium (Cym.)
Grex
suave
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
R.Br.
Year
1810
ORIGIN: Found in coastal Queensland and New South Wales Australia as a large to giant sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte that is found at elevations of sea-level to 1350 meters in decaying heartwood of Eucalyptus trees.

DESCRIPTION: Found in coastal Queensland and New South Wales Australia as a large to giant sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte that is found at elevations of sea-level to 1350 meters in decaying heartwood of Eucalyptus trees without pseudobulbs and has a thin, woody stem enveloped by leaf sheath bases and carrying 6 to 11, thin textured, distichous, ligulate, arching, obtuse to subacute leaves. It flowers from late winter though early summer on a basal, arching to pendant, 6 to 14 [15 to 35 cm] long, racemose many [40] flowered inflorescence with sweetly fragrant, closely set flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 to 1 1/4 inch [2 to 3 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cymbidium Cym gomphocarpum 1883 Fitzg.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Cym. suave 'Sweetie' (4 awards from 1998 to 2004) Cym. suave 'Kim' (2 awards in 2016) Cym. suave 'Saige' (2 awards in 2015) Cym. suave 'Mini Green Jamboree' (2 awards from 1998 to 1999) Cym. suave 'Jenny' (2 awards in 1996) Cym. suave 'Lyra Jade' (2018) Cym. suave 'Stuart' (1996) Cym. suave 'Adrienne' (1993) Cym. suave 'Cooktown' (1993) Cym. suave 'Rhiannon' (1991)
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