Cymbidium-serratum-2023-12-09 *SITF confirms this plant is Cymbidium serratum (Dec 2023).

According to the "Flora of China", the leaf widths of this species and similar species C. goeringii overlap, however, the leaves of C. goeringii are articiculate and leaves of C. serratum are not. When looking at enlarged images of this plant, these leaves are not articulate. Based on the key characteristic of non-articulated leaves, the very thick flowers and the much longer inflorescences, this plant is Cymbidium serratum. Supporting photos can be found in the OW and Color appears variable.

Posted on Dec 9, 2023

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This plant does not match the description of C. sanderae or C. parishii. This flower does not match the lip shape or pattern of the previously awarded C. sanderae. C. parishii comes from a section of the genus with indeterminate pseudobulbs that flower repeatedly from the leaf axils walking up the growth for several years. C. parishii would not have this number of flowers. It may be an unknown hybrid possibly from C. insigne. There exists significant historical confusion in this section and this may be a natural or man-made hybrid possibly involving sanderae, eburnea and/or insigne.

Posted on Mar 3, 2023

CHALLENGE This plant was awarded as Cymbidium sanderae 'Emma Menninger 2N' without proper identification by the SITF as the first Cymbidium sanderae award. The same plant of tetraploid variety was...

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Cymbidium-tracyanum-2020-03-13***Confirmed as Cymbidium tracyanum (Apr 2020); this plant is consistent with a polyploid C. tracyanum; C. tracyanum is the only species in the group with very long hairs on the crests, as well as the side lobe margins and the body of the midlobe, as does this flower.***

Posted on Mar 13, 2020

Comment from the exhibitor: The main characteristic of this plant which might explain the deviation from the norm for the species is that it is a 4N and not a 2N. In that respect, my plant is very s...

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