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Genus: Cynorkis
Species: gibbosa
Indigenous to: Madagascar
One of the most brightly colored of all Madagascan orchids, C. gibbosa has an extremely unusual flower shape and growth habit to match its fascinating color pattern; deciduous orchid that often dies back to a tuberous roots during the winter months, which in spring produces large, oblong, and strappy leaf that is usually spotted purple on immature growths; 12"spikes appear when the plant is in active growth, and bear heads of 5-20, 1-1/2" blooms that are orange sherbet colored with or without purple spots and a quadrilobed lip that fades to cream with a bright lilac spot in the center; lateral sepals have flared tips that sometimes also fade to a creamy color and dorsal sepals and petals form a hood that hides the column; totally awesome
Blooming Season:Light:Temperature:Deciduous:
Spring,Summer BloomingShade to Bright; 1500-2500 Footcandles (indirect light,pronounced shadowing)Intermediate; 55°F min. to 85°F max.
Catalog number:Mount:Size:Watering:Price:
3169-62082" PotBlooming Size (mature flowering size plant)Potted, Moist; 2-3 waterings per week(let dry slightly between waterings)$72.00

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