Cymbidium cochleare Lindl. 1858 SECTION Cyperorchis Hunt 1970

Photo by © Karl Senghas Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Another Inflorescnece

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FragrancePart shadeHotTo CoolWinterSpring

Common Name The Spoon-Shaped Cymbidium - In China Chui Hua Lan

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Taiwan, Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, Bhutan, Myanmar and Thailand? in shady hot to cool tropical valleys at elevations around 300 to 1600 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte and rarely terrestrial with narrowly ovoid, bilaterally flattened, enveloped by 5 scarious cataphylls and carrying 9 to 14, distichous, linear, tapering to an acute apex leaves that are articulated 1 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] from the pseudobulb and blooms in the winter and spring on an sub-erect to arching, 12 to 26" [30 to 65 cm] long, densely many [7 to 30] flowered inflorescence with to 6, inflated, cymbiform sheaths and triangular, scarious, floral bracts and carrying waxy, somewhat fragrant, pendulous bell-shaped flowers..

Synonyms Cymbidium babae (Kudô ex Masam.) Masam. 1993; Cyperorchis cochleare (Lindl.) Benth. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Cyperorchis cochleare; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 11 1962 as Cyperorchis cochlearis photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Cyperorchis cochlearis; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo fide as Cyperorchis cochlearis; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo fide; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo/drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; 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 Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Supplement Cymbidiums Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;