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 Photos by 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; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as C mackinnoni drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 as C virecens photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 as C forrestii photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 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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