!Cymbidium aloifolium (L.) Sw. 1799 SECTION Cymbidium Photo by Jay Pfahl

Plant and Inflorescence Photo by Cobus Van der Walt

Full sunWarmTo HotSpring

Common Name The Aloe-Leafed Cymbidium - In China Wen Ban Lan

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.25 cm]

Found in Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces of China, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Andaman Islands , Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Java and Sumatra in evergreen and in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 1100 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte on open mossy rocks with very small pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf bases, with coriaceous, suberect, linear-ligulate, obscurely bilobed apically leaves that blooms on a 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, basal, pendant, laxly many [45] flowered, racemose inflorescence occuring in the spring.

This species can easily be confused with C dayanum but differs in having a rounded lip edge and an hourglass shape in the center of the lip. This species is found in seasonal forests.

Synonyms Aerides borassi Buch.-Ham. ex Sm. 1813; Cymbidium crassifolium Wall. 1828; Cymbidium erectum Wight 1852; Cymbidium intermedium H.G.Jones 1974; Cymbidium pendulum (Roxb.) Sw. 1799; Cymbidium simulans Rolfe 1917; Epidendrum aloides Curtis 1797; *Epidendrum aloifolium L. 1753; Epidendrum pendulum Roxb. 1795

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as C pendulum; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as C pendulum; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as C pendulum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as C pendulum; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C pendulum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as C pendulum drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C pendulum; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 as C simulans photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo as C pendulum fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 NO 5 1980 as C simulans photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 3 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994 excluded taxa; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 as Cymbidium mannii; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998 photo as C pendulum; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 4 2000 photo; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchid Flora Of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide: A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo/drawing fide; ; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok/photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 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 Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;

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