Cymbidium cyperifolium Lindl.1833 SECTION Jensoa [Raf.] Schlechter 1924

Plant and Flower

Photos by Hartmut Schaefer Germany

Orange Brown Color variant

Photo by The American Orchid Society Newspage

Fragrant Deep shade WarmCoolFallEARLY

Common Name The Cyperus-Like Leafed Cymbidium - In China Suo Ye Lan

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Guizhou, and Yunnan China, Vietnam and the Philippines in shady tropical rainforests at elevations of 600 to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial on steep banks with small, inconspicuous pseudobulbs carrying 7 to 10, distichous, held in a weak fan, narrowly elliptic, acute, erect, entire, obscurely jointed leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on a 3.2" [8 cm] long, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with fragrant [lemon] flowers

Synonyms Cymbidium carnosum Griff. 1851; Cymbidium cyperifolium subsp. indochinense Du Puy & P.J.Cribb 1988; Cymbidium cyperifolium var. szechuanicum (Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen) S.C.Chen & Z.J.Liu 2003; Cymbidium faberi var. szechuanicum (Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen) Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen 1980; Cymbidium szechuanicum Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen 1966; Cymbidium viridiflorum Griff. 1848; Cyperorchis wallichii Blume 1859; Geodorum longifolium (Roxb.) Voigt 1845; Limodorum cyperifolium Buch.-Ham. ex Lindl. 1833; Limodorum longifolium Roxb. 1832

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo ok; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998 as C cyprifolium; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce And Cribb 2002; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photos fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide to var szechuanium;

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