Cymbidium changningense Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen 2005 SECTION Cyperorchis Hunt 1970

Inflorescence Photos by Joshua White

Another Flower

Photos by Eric Hunt


Drawing by Chen Lijun and The Flora Of China Website


Common Name The Chang Ning Cymbidium - In China Chang Ning Lan

Flower Size 4 to 4.4" [10 to 11 cm]

Found in western Yunnan province of China on trees at forest margins and on shaded rocks at elevations around 1700 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte that is a natural hybrid between C. lowianum C. mastersii with narrowly ovoid, bilaterally flattened, with 10 to 13, distichous, lorate, articulate, obliquely bilobed leaves that blooms in the later winter and early spring on an axillary, arching, 14 to 16.4" [35 to 41 cm] long, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Cymbidium lowianum var. changningense X.M.Xu 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide;