|Cymbidium parishii var. sanderae||Synonym|
|Cymbidium parishii 'Sanderae'|
Other: Labellum features large, dark red blotches.
|Propagation: Seeds:||Self fertile
Other info: Seeds require a specialised medium, as they do not contain their own food source.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Division
|Containers:||Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Posted by Australis (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Zone 10b) on Mar 8, 2017 10:21 PM
Cym. sanderae and Cym. parishii are a bit of a complicated mess. Cym. sanderae, best-known as Cym. parishii 'Sanderae' and sometimes sold as Cymbidium parishii var. sanderae, is a single, unique clone, demonstrated by Andy Easton of New Horizon Orchids to be a hybrid and not an example of a species (he selfed both the 2N and 4N forms and got considerable variation in the seedlings, often with green blooms). He regards it as a naturally-occurring hybrid of Cym. eburneum and some as-yet unidentified other species and discusses the matter at length in a few posts on the New Horizon Orchid forums (which are reproduced in the book Cymbidium Orchids: Secrets Revealed by Graham & Sue Guest with Andy Easton).
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|Australis||On September 25, 2017||Potted up|
|Australis||On September 25, 2017||Obtained plant
Purchased from Springfield Orchids.