Today’s Flowers/Orchids In The Wild

Welcome to Today’s Flowers! These pictures (except the last one) were taken at a resort not too far away from our city. The occasion was a birthday celebration for two friends’ sons and we all had a great time. And the added bonus? The sprawling grounds of the property with its ponds, flowering trees, and many ornamentals are a nature lover’s dream destination. Several trees there were covered with epiphytes. The first three photos show the Two-coloured Cymbidium/Cymbidium bicolor.

Two-Colored Cymbidium is an epiphytic orchid, found in NE India and SE Asia, at elevations of 800-1100 m. It The plant has ellipsoid, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying thick leathery strap-shaped leaves. The thick leaves store water and can tolerate drought and direct sunlight. The plant blooms in the spring and summer on a 2.5 ft long, raceme-like scape that can be arched or hanging, with up to 26, fragrant flowers. Flowers have brown scarious basal sheaths. This species likes even year round conditions that are humid, warm and with regular fertilizer. Source.

A Queens Crépe Myrtle tree in the property had the Cylindrical Vanda/Papilionanthe teres in bloom, well, in the latter stages of bloom. It was high up and I hadn’t taken my 20x zoom camera so I got these blurry shots. But below is another shot I had taken in April of the same orchid at the Assam State Zoo And Botanical Garden. This is an epiphyte native to India, Nepal and adjacent areas.

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Wish you all a happy Sunday!!

About Kanak Hagjer

Hello from north-east India! I love to blog about all things floral and foliar and sharing the beauty of my region is what I am most passionate about!
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16 Responses to Today’s Flowers/Orchids In The Wild

  1. Diana says:

    So exotic, Kanak… as soon as I saw the Cymbidium, my thoughts were of many years ago when I was in high school and my first wrist corsage, a beautiful cymbidium.
    PS: what a joy to have the cleome appear

  2. lotusleaf says:

    Both are real beauties. The Cymbidium is such a pretty colour. My wild orchid is also flowering now, but it is a different colour.

  3. sandy says:

    unusual and beautiful sandy

  4. Oh that cymbidium is just like a waterfall of blooms Kanak. I much prefer seeing them in their native surroundings rather than in pots of compost.

  5. Ms. Burrito says:

    Gorgeous blooms!

    Please take a peek of the Flowers at my page. Have great week ahead!

  6. Pat says:

    What beautiful orchids!Thanks for sharing.

  7. Stan says:

    These are special — quite a bonus, indeed. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Kiki says:

    Beautiful…such amazing photos..breathtaking..wonderful and inspiring!

  9. Stephanie says:

    How pretty! Love both the orchids. I love the first pic a lot. I wish I was there to see it 😀

  10. pretty sharp of the macro shots of the flowers. Awesome. 🙂

  11. Wow, awesome wild orchids…

  12. Radha says:

    Lovely pictures here. Glad you dropped in at my blog and in turn led me to yours. I have never made a trip to the NE and have always wanted to, more so now!.

  13. Wild orchids? Wow. Very beautiful.

  14. birdy says:

    Lovely Blooms Kanak!
    Thanks for forwarding this bonus to us.

  15. Andrea says:

    Hi Kanak, it looks like our Cymbidium which has been severely affected in last year’s long dry season. It is now starting to multiply again. At least even with just a few plants left, it is still sending some drooping spikes this season. However, i actually call it a different species.

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