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

Inflorescence

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

Part ShadeHotWarmLATESpringEARLYSummer

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 ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981 photo as C humblotii; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 4 1996 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 11 2005 photo; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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