Cymbidium mastersii Griff. ex Lindl. 1845 SECTION Cyperorchis Hunt 1970

Photo by Lourens Grobler


Photo by Igor Zhuravlev

FragrancePart sunWarmTo ColdFallTo Winter

Common Name Master's Cymbidium [Gardener at Calcutta Botanical Garden 1800's] - In China Da Xue Lan

Flower Size 2 2/5" [6 cm]

Found in the Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Myanmar, northern Thailand and China at elevations of 900 to 2400 meters on trees and rocks in evergreen montane forests as a large sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte, lithophyte or occasional terrestrial on humus, moss or rotting wood with elongate-ellipsoid, stem-like pseudobulbs carrying 6 to 17, distichous, ligulate, arched, tapering, unequally bilobed apically leaves which blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, suberect, few to several [2 to 15] flowered, sheathed, 10 to 12" [25 to 30 cm] long inflorescence carrying close set, fragrant [almonds] flowers.

Synonyms Cymbidium affine Griff. 1851; Cymbidium maguanense F.Y.Liu 1996; Cymbidium mastersii var album Rchb.f 1880; Cymbidium micromeson Lindl. 1859; Cyperorchis mastersii Benth. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cyperorchis mastersii drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 11 1962 as Cyperorchis mastersii photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Cyperorchis mastersii; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 as Cyperorchis mastersii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 5 1979 photo fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 photo fide; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 drawing good/ photo plant only ok; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 8 2004 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo/drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #3 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 11 2017 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Supplement Cymbidiums Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;