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Orchid Species: Cymbidium undulatum

Kew currently accepted name is Trichocentrum carthagenense

Cymbidium undulatum is an orchid species identified by Sw. in 1799. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Trichocentrum carthagenense.
Genus
Cymbidium (Cym.)
Grex
undulatum
Parents
Species
Author
Sw.
Year
1799
ORIGIN: Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil as a large sized, hot to cool growing, mule eared epiphyte at altitudes of 0 to 1500 meters in humid deciduous forests on tree trunks and large branches.

DESCRIPTION: Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil as a large sized, hot to cool growing, mule eared epiphyte at altitudes of 0 to 1500 meters in humid deciduous forests on tree trunks and large branches that has a small bract covered pseudobulb that has a single, coriaceous to fleshy, elliptic, sharply keeled abaxially leaf that is conduplicate at the base, with a basal, erect to arching, to 5' [to 150 cm] long, many laxly small flowered, panicle that has the peduncle subtended by a scarious sheath and scarious, triangular sheaths at the nodes, where it almost always along river courses in high trees or on the rocks below and needs high light and humidity, a dry rest in the winter after the bloom season which is spring and summer and grows best mounted on treefern or cork.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Oncidium Onc roseoides 2008 M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams
Add+ Trichocentrum Trt carthagenense 2001 (Jacq.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams
Add+ Oncidium Onc carthagenense 1800 (Jacq.) Sw.
Add+ Oncidium Onc roseum 1854 Lodd. ex Paxton
Add+ Cochlioda Cda rosea 1886 (Lindl.) Ridl.
Add+ Mesospinidium Meo roseum 1872 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm roseum 1845 Lindl. in G.Bentham
Add+ Oncidium Onc huntianum 1840 Hook.
Add+ Oncidium Onc kymatoides 1922 Kraenzl. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.)
Add+ Oncidium Onc obsoletum 1855 Galeotti ex Lindl.
Add+ Oncidium Onc panduriferum 1816 Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt
Add+ Oncidium Onc salvadorense 1913 Schltr.
Add+ Oncidium Onc sanguineum 1839 Lindl.
Add+ Oncidium Onc carthagenense f. xanthinum
Add+ Epidendrum Epi carthagenense 1760 Jacq.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi crispum 1783 Lam.
Add+ Lophiaris Lop carthagenensis 1993 (Jacq.) Braem
Add+ Oncidium Onc huntleyanum 1855 Beer ex Lindl.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Cda. rosea 'Laramie' (2 awards from 2008 to 2010) Cda. rosea 'Doug Bovee' (2007) Cda. rosea 'Yasnita' (1995) Cda. rosea 'Megan' (1993)
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