Cymbidium haematodes Lindl. 1833 SECTION Jensoa [Raf.] Schlechter 1924

Photo by Dr. E.F. de Vogel, courtesy of André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; ; Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III


Common Name The Blood Red Cymbidium - In China Qui Mo Lan

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm]

Found in Hainan and Yunnan provinces of China as well as India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia and New Guinea in forests at elevations of 500 to 1900 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf bases and carrying 2 to 4, arching, lorate, usually without serration, acute leaves that blooms in the earlier fall on an axillary, longer than the leaves, to 9 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cymbidium ensifolium subsp. haematodes (Lindl.) Du Puy & P.J.Cribb ex Govaerts 1999; Cymbidium ensifolium var. haematodes (Lindl.) Trimen 1885; *Cymbidium haematodes Lindl. 1833; Cymbidium siamense Rolfe ex Downie 1925; Cymbidium sinense var. haematodes (Lindl.) Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen 2006; Cymbidium sundaicum Schltr. 1919; Cymbidium sundaicum var. estriatum Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as C siamense drawing good; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 as C siamense photo fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as C ensifolium var haematodes; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 as C ensifolium var haematodes drawing fide; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 as C siamense drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 3 1984 as C sundaicum photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 as C ensifolium var haematodes; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as Cym siamensis photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as C siamense photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as C siamense photo good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 as C ensifolium ssps hyaematodes photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as C ensifolium var haematodes photo fide; AOS Bulletin Supplement Cymbidiums Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide;