Thursday, April 10, 2008

I have found some Cymbidium family orchids in Waynad (Kerala)

Cymbidium bicolor
(Above two pictures)


  • At 11:52 AM , Blogger sylvanwind said...

    Good ones!

    Its quite interesting that the Cymbidiums i saw 15 days back in north kanara were past their blooming time. I guess they have different time patterns!!

  • At 8:28 PM , Blogger Pradeep said...

    Which place in north kanara?.
    I have seen Cymbidiums flowering in only one place.
    I have seen so many other orchids in waynad.But I couldn't take good photos since it was raining.

  • At 1:42 AM , Blogger sylvanwind said...

    Sirsi in North Kanara.

    Raining! Odd at this time of the year I guess.

    Btw did you happen to go the Conference on orchids in BLR. Todays DHerald has a small writeup about it. Not much detail there about where, when, who can attend etc. Not sure if its still on!! Guess i missed it :(

  • At 1:46 AM , Blogger sylvanwind said...

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  • At 7:54 AM , Blogger Pradeep said...

    Yeah! tomorrow is last day.It looks like we need to pay 1800rs to attend the conference. Are you planning to go for conference?.

  • At 8:25 AM , Blogger sylvanwind said...

    I had been to that place this evening. but dint attend the conference. Apparently tomorrow its till only noon.
    and there is small exhibition too, with some native ones from arunachal pradesh... do visit if you can.

    btw, is there a email id for you, which i can send email if needed. are you on orkut/facebook by any chance?


  • At 9:16 AM , Blogger Pradeep said...

    Can you please give me the address of the event. Is it in Bangalore University in Mysore road?.

    My mail id:
    pradeep dot raja at gmail dot com
    tomorrow I will visit the place.
    I already noted down your e-mail id.

  • At 9:22 AM , Blogger sylvanwind said...

    no, not in unive campus, its in central college campus on the ambedkar veedhi, near kr circle, near UVCE.

  • At 9:45 AM , Blogger Indian Flora said...

    Check this website, it has some information about south Indian orchids

  • At 2:20 AM , Blogger sylvanwind said...

    Have seen the website, pretty good information i feel, need a lil better photos perhaps!!


  • At 9:19 PM , Blogger Indian Flora said...

    I went to the exhibition. They are selling all commercial hybrid orchids.
    I met T. Ananda Rao and a professor from IIS.

    Botanical Survey of india has some orchid painting from 19th century. Paintings are really nice.

  • At 7:49 PM , Blogger Dreamer said...

    Can someone tell me what I can get Orchids from, especially the cymbedium one's

  • At 6:42 AM , Blogger PreSam said...

    It is Cymbidium bicolor subsp. bicolor. It is known to bloom in both December and April.

  • At 6:47 AM , Blogger PreSam said...

    @ Dreamer:

    Hybrid cymbidiums are available in the North East from Kalimpong and Sikkim. They will not bloom in the plains though. You should look out for species or hybrids of the following species which will bloom for you.

    Cymbidium ensifolium, bicolor, aloifolium, madidum, dayanum, atropurpureum, finlaysonianum, canaliculatum.

    They are not as beautiful as the cool growing ones though.

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