~Cymbidium formosanum Hayata 1911 - See Cymbidium goeringii [Rchb.f]Rchb.f 1864 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

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Common Name The Beautiful Taiwan Cymbidium

Flower Size 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm]

Found on the island of Taiwan as a hot to cool growing epiphyte with reed-like, "U" shaped leaves that blooms on a basal,4" [10 cm] long, few [1 or 2] flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers occuring in the winter and spring. This species is often cited as a synonym of C goeringii var goeringii

SynonymsCymbidium formosanum f. albiflorum S.S.Ying in ?; Cymbidium goeringii f. albiflorum (S.S.Ying) S.S.Ying 1990; Cymbidium goeringii var. formosanum (Hayata) S.S.Ying 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998;