Cymbidium erythrostylum Rolfe 1905 SECTION Annamaea Hunt 1970 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Musia Stagg.

Sun Cool LATESummer to Fall"

Common Name The Red Column Cymbidium

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Vietnam at elevations around 1500 meters, where it can be encountered on trees, in the ground or on rocks, and is a very forgiving plant that can be grown many ways. This species has narrow-ovoid, bilaterally flattened pseudobulbs with 2 to 3, scarious with age cataphylls and carries, 6 to 8, thin, narrowly linear-obovate, arched, unequally apiculate apice leaves.

It is part of the SECTION Annamaea and so is best grown cool and will bloom in the late summer and fall on a basal, erect or arching, 2' [60 cm] long, racemose scape with basal sheaths and 4 to 10, long-lasting, non-fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Cyperorchis erythrostyla (Rolfe) Schltr. 1924; Cymbidium erythrostylum f. luteoalbum Grüss & Roeth 2010; Cymbidium erythrostylum var magnificum Hort 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 11 1961; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 9 1970; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 1 1991 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 9 1996 drawing; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo/drawing fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide;