Cynorkis gibbosa

 (3169) Cynorkis-gibbosa
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. *Plants are completely devoid of foliage typically from September through March, strict winter dry rest is not needed for this species

 Blooming Season:
Spring,Summer Blooming
 Light Requirements:
Shade to Bright; 1500-2500 Footcandles (indirect light,pronounced shadowing)
 Temperature:
Intermediate; 55°F min. to 85°F max.
 Deciduous:
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 Catalog number:3169_6208
 Mount:
3" Pot
 Size:
Blooming Size (mature flowering size plant)
 Watering:
Potted, Moist; 2-3 waterings per week(let dry slightly between waterings)
 Price:
 Catalog number:3169_2122
 Mount:  Size:  Watering:
4" Pot Blooming Size (mature flowering size plant) Potted, Moist; 2-3 waterings per week(let dry slightly between waterings)
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