Cymbidium eburneum Lindl. 1847SECTION Cyperorchis Hunt 1970 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George

FragranceFull sunHotCoolWinterSpring

Common Name The Ivory-Colored Cymbidium - In China Du Zhan Chun

Flower Size 3.8 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm]

Found in Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, southern China and Vietnam in highland cloud forests on trees and rocks at elevations around 300 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with clustered, ovoid to fusiform, bilaterally flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating leaf bases carrying 9 to 17, distichous, linear-ligulate, thin textured, acute or acutely bifid leaves articulated 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] from the pseudobulb that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect to sub-erect, from within the leaf axils, 8 to 21 basally sheathed, 20 to 28" [50 to 70cm] long inflorescence with 1 to 2 [3], fragrant [lilacs], waxy, long-lasting flowers.

Synonyms Cymbidium eburneum var dayi Jennings 1875; Cymbidium eburneum var. longzhouense Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen 2006; Cymbidium eburneum var philbrickianum Rchb.f 1886; Cymbidium eburneum var williamsianum Rchb.f 1881; Cymbidium syringodorum Griff. 1851; Cyperorchis eburnea (Lindl.) Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo good; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 5 1957 Drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 1 1958 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 5 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 4 1982 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 9 1982 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo/drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as C eburneum var longzhouense; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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