Cymbidiella falcigera (Rchb.f.) Garay 1976 Photo by Lourens Grobler


Plant in situ in Madagascar Photos by Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Sickle-Shaped Leaf Cymbidiella

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Madagascar along the coast and along rivers in forests at elevations of sealevel to 400 [1450] meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with cylindrical, close set pseudobulbs carrying in a fan, loriform, lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, basal, to 32" [to 80 cm] long, paniculate inflorescence

Synonyms Caloglossum humblotii (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918; Caloglossum magnificum Schltr. 1918; Cymbidiella humblotii (Rolfe) Rolfe 1918; Cymbidium humblotii Rolfe 1892; *Grammangis falcigera Rchb.f. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Grqammangis falcigera; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981as C humblotii photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 4 1996 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 11 2005 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide