Cymbidium hartinahianum J.B.Comber & Nasution 1977 SECTION Floribundum Seth & Cribb 1984 Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz HerbariaWebsiteCopyright


Common Name Hartinah's Cymbidium [Wife of Suharto, Indonesian President 1900's]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in northern Sumatra in grasslands mixed with ferns at elevations of 1680 to 2600 meters as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with conspicuous when older, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped completely by 6 to 10 leaf-bearing sheaths carrying linear, acute, v-shaped in cross-section, variable length leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, much longer than the leaves, 20 to 40" [50 to 100 cm] long, 6 to 9, spread out sheathed, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence and carrying well spaced flowers without a scent.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 2 1978 drawing/photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo fide;