Cymbidium borneense J.J. Wood 1983 SECTION Borneese Du Puy & Cribb 1988

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Common Name or Meaning The Borneo Cymbidium

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Borneo in lowland forests to lower montane forests in humus rich soils over limestone often near streams at elevations of 100 to 1300 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped completely by distichous, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying linear-ligulate, acute, arching, slightly coriaceous, atriculated up to 5" above the base leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, erect then arching to pendant, 6.4 to 7.2" [16 to 18 cm] long, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with 3 to 5 distant, amplexicaul bracts and narrowly ovate, acute floral bracts carrying coconut scented flowers arising in the summer and fall in situ.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 3 1984 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo/drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide;