Cymbidium crassifolium Wall. 1828 SECTION Cymbidium Hunt 1970

Photo by The Orchid Conservation and Research Center of Schenzhen

What has been known as C mannii

Photo by Li Jianwu

SLIGHT

Common Name The Thick Leaved Cymbidium In China - Shao Ye Ying Ye Lan

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan on trees at elevations of 100 to 1600 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with narrowly ovoid, slightly bilaterally flattened pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying 2 to 4, deep green, lorate, rigid, thickly leathery, articulate near the base, serrulate, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, arching to pendulous, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, 6 to 11 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying slightly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Cymbidium bicolor subsp. obtusum Du Puy & P.J.Cribb 1988; Cymbidium flaccidum Schltr. 1913; Cymbidium mannii Rchb.f. 1872; Cymbidium paucifolium Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen 2002; Cymbidium pendulum var. purpureum W.Watson 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy and Cribb 2007 as C paucifolium drawing/photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as C mannii; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as C paucifolium; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as C paucifolium drawing ok; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as C paucifolium photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as C paucifolium photos fide; Flora of China Illustaations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as C mannii drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as C mannii photo fide;

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