Recently, an extremely rare and terrestrial orchid species Cymbidium lancifolium was discovered in the Chopta valley of the Western Himalayan region of Uttarakhand.
About Cymbidium Lancifolium:
- This is one of the beautiful species of Cymbidium, also known as Lance leafed Cymbidium.
- Cymbidium orchids are one of the most popular orchid species cultivated on a large scale worldwide.
- Distribution: This species is found naturally in India in Himalayas, Assam, Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Taiwan, Japan and many of the SE Asian countries
- They grow at altitudes of 300 to 2300 M.
- In a natural condition, they grow in broad leaf forests where the soil is rich in humus and also plenty of leaf litter.
- The plant is generally grown in cool to intermediate temperature conditions but with bright light.
- They are highly valued in horticulture and are commonly sold as cut flowers and potted plants on a commercial scale due to their long-lasting property, wide range of colours and elegant appearance, making them a favourite choice for both indoor and outdoor decoration.
Q1) What is Orchid?
Orchid flowers are known for their intricate and often complex structures. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, attracting pollinators with their striking appearances and sometimes pleasant fragrances.