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Ivory Cymbidium   
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Ivory Cymbidium
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Ivory Cymbidium
Botanical name: Cymbidium eburneum    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Ivory Cymbidium is a small to medium size orchid, found in the forests of eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanamar, S. China and Vietnam, on trees and rocks at elevations of 300-2000 m. The flowers, ivory-white with yellow- banded lips, are 8-12 cm across. The species name eburneum means ivory-like. Each pseudobulb usually carries two inflorescences (sometimes more) but there are only one or two flowers per inflorescence. The clustered pseudobulbs are enveloped at the base by several imbricating leaf bases carrying 9 to 15 linear-ligulate, thin textured, acute or acutely bifid leaves

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar
Photographed in Gangtok, Sikkim.
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