Cymbidium gammieanum King & Pantl. 1895 SECTION Cyperorchis Hunt 1970

Photo by Ron Parsons

Part sun CoolLATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name Gammie's Cymbidium [Director of Quinine Producing plantations in Sikkim 1890's]

Flower Size 2.5 to 3" [6.25 to 7.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas and Nepal at elevations of meters of 1200 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing orchid with a short pseudo-stem carrying narrowly linear, acuminate, narrowing below but somewhat dilated at the equitant base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a basal, decurved, shorter than the leaves, 25 to 43" [62.5 to to 107.5 cm] long, lax to dense, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with minute floral bracts

This species is a natural hybrid between the species parents of C. elegans C. erythraeum.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as C longifolium drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Cyperocymbidium x gammieaenum photo hmm; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as C gammieanum; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Supplement Cymbidiums Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide;