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

Drawing 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

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

Found in northern Fujian, Guizhou, Yunnan and Sichuan China in vergreen 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 lanceoalte 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