Monday, October 18, 2010

Cymbidium erythrostylum orchid



The most recent assessment of the cymbidium genus documents more than forty different species. One of them is cymbidium erythrostylum, native to Vietnam.

Even in out modern time little is known of the inaccessible habitat of this species and it's found at an elevation of about 1500m and usually it's cultivation presents a bit of a challenge since not much information available about this attractive orchid.

The flowers are slender, erect and carry up to 10 blooms on each flower spike. They have narrow, triangular appearance , large glistening white flowers with strikingly marked labellum, long flowering period and it's one of the most attractive species in this genus.

This orchid is just finished flowering, it's been in bloom since mid-winter and it's flowered first time in my collection. I purchased it as a small seedling couple of years ago and been waiting for it to establish and to start flowering. While the plant is still small with it's first seasonal flowering, I am delighted by it's unusual, rare, beautiful blooms.



12 comments:

In The Orchid House With Amy said...

Beautiful orchid!

joey said...

Gorgeous ... love cymbidiums!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

It is worth waiting for! Such a beauty! Klara, I am curious how many orchids do you have? Approximately.

Hermes said...

So beautiful.

Andrea said...

Klara, congratulations on your first bloom, i know how it feels to have a first born, orchids or pets or whatever! My native Cymbidium which has more than a meter long downward flower stalk suffered so much last dry season. Only a few stems remained green and recovered now. The lanzones tree it is attached with can't withstand the heat and died. I pitied that much!

~fer said...

Very beautiful!
I like the center pattern they have

Helen Lewis said...

Thanks for this post. I am just learning about cymbidiums and I enjoy the discovery that I make as I take care of my few plants. One of my cymbidiums is showing some spikes already! I hope that they will turn out to be beautiful like yours. :)

klaraau01 said...

Thank you everyone for appreciating this beautiful cymbidium!

Harish said...

beautiful orchid.....
flower delivery

Catharine said...

I think the Zygopetalum orchid var Port Vincent is transcendental!

garden hints said...

Gorgeous... this one has been on my wish list for quite a while. congrats on the blooms

p3chandan said...

Gorgeous pastel colour! I guess you are an expert to bring this to flower from seedling. Congratulations!