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Glossary
labellum
A highly modified petal that functions to aid the pollination of orchid flowers.
Often called the "Lip", the labellum gives orchid flowers the lop-sided look.
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Cymbidium

Beauty Fred '60'
Family Orchidaceae
Name Cymbidium
Abbreviation Cym.
Etymology
Cymbidium From Greek kymbe meaning boat, referring to the hollow recess in the labellum.

Pictures:
Standard Cymbidium
Intermediate Cymbidium
Floral Art
  See also:  Other Genera

Cymbidium is a very well bred genus of orchids, and an important cut flower, it is the largest cut flower exporter of new Zealand. They mostly flower in late winter and spring. The flowers are borned on either tall or arching spikes, usually over 10 flowers per spike. Flowers are available in a variety of colours; white, yellow, red, burgundy, pink, brown, orange, green, lime, cream, often with a contrasting lip.

 Standard Cymbidium

Standard Cymbidiums have flowers larger than 85mm. Some orchid societies have different standards and this measurement can be as large as 100mm.



Beauty Fred '60'

Beauty Fred '60' - lip

Jung Frau 'Dos Pueblos'

One week after opening.

Jung Frau 'Dos Pueblos'

Three weeks after opening. Notice how the lip darkens.

High Plateau 'Pink Chiffon'

Kiri Te Kanawa 'Pauline Rei'

Kiri Te Kanawa 'Pauline Rei'

Kiri Te Kanawa 'Pauline Rei'

 Intermediate Cymbidium

Intermediate Cymbidiums have flowers between 65 and 85mm.



Evening Star 'Pastel Princess'

Evening Star 'Pastel Princess'

Evening Star 'Pastel Princess'

 Floral Art


Evening in Paris

First prize at the Auckland Orchid Club Spring Show 2005.

Floral art based mainly on Cymbidium flowers.


C'est la Vie

Second prize at the Auckland Orchid Club Spring Show 2005.

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