Cymbidium goeringii [Rchb.f]Rchb.f 1864 SECTION Jensoa [Raf.] Schlechter 1924 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Plant in situ

Another Color Form

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Natsui

FragranceFull sun CoolWinterTo Spring

Common Name Goering's Cymbidium [German Plant Collector in Japan 1800's] - In Japan Shun-ran - In China Chun Lan

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

A native of northwestern India, Bhutan, China, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Japan and Korea as a smaller, cool growing terrestrial with smaller, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying linear-elliptic, acute, arched leaves with fine toothed margins that blooms in the winter and spring on a basal, erect, basally sheathed, 4" [10 cm] long, solitary to few [1 to 3] flowered, shorter than the leaves inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers held low amid the leaves and has been a perrenial favorite of Japanese and Chinese culture for centuries.

Synonyms Cymbidium chuen-lan C.H. Chow; Cymbidium forrestii Rolfe 1913; Cymbidium goeringii var. mackinnonii (Duthie) A.N.Rao 2000; Cymbidium mackinnonii Duthie 1902; Cymbidium pseudovirens Schltr. 1922; Cymbidium tentyozanense Masam. 1935; Cymbidium uniflorum Yen 1964; Cymbidium virens Rchb.f. 1863; Cymbidium virescens Lindl. 1838; Cymbidium yunnanense Schltr. 1919; *Maxillaria goeringii Rchb.f. 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as C mackinnoni drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957 photo as C virescens; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 NO 5 1964; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C forrestii; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970 photo; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 as C virecens photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 as C forrestii photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 7 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 3 1994 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 11 1997 photo; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 as Cym longibracteatum; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998 as C chuen-lan; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998 as C gracillimum; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998 as C tsukengensis; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 5 1999 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 7 1999 photo; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide as C goeryngii var longibracteatum; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 6 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 7 2005 photo; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo/drawing fide; Native Orchids of Shaanxi - Shaanxi Science & Technology Press 2007 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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