Friday, July 24, 2009
Cymbidium Orchid - spp insigne
One of the beautiful cymbidium species, cymbidium insigne in my collection currently in flower.
This species native to China, Vietnam and Thailand, grows in high altitudes and have many showy pale pink flowers.
Its one of the most important species in the cymbidium world, since all of the modern pink color cultivators own its origin to this special plant and it's been used extensively by cymbidium breeders to create bold pink hybrids with multiple flowers.
The plant in its original state is a beautiful sight - my orchid just started flowering and I am looking forward seeing many more of these fragrant blooms for a few weeks.