Cymbidium defoliatum Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen 1991 SECTION Jensoa [Raf.] Schlechter 1924


Photo by J Levy/Drawing by Chen Lijun and The Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Fragrant Full Sun Cool LATER Spring THROUGH Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Deciduous Leaved Cymbidium in China Yuo le lan

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3cm]

Found in northern Fujian, Guizhou, Yunnan and Sichuan provinces of China in evergreen forests on limestone hills at elevations of 1000 to 1100 meters as a cool growing terrestrial with small indistinct pseudobulbs arranged in a row each carrying 2 to 4, decidous in winterm, erect spreading to suberect, linear, subobtuse, 5 to 7 veined leaves that blooms in the later spring through summer on an erect, peduncle 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, sheathed below, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long overall, laxly 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy and Cribb 2007 Drawing good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing good;