Cymbidium multiradicatum Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen 2004 SECTION Pachyrhizanthe Schlechter 1924

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Common Name The Many Rooted Cymbidium - In China Duo Gen Lan

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in southeastern Yunnan province of China in dense forests in humus rich areas at elevations around 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a subterranean, yellowish-white, fleshy, often branched several noded, slightly papillate rhizome with several hairy roots giving rise in the late spring and early summer to an erect, arising from the apex of the rhizome, greenish tinged purplish red, 16 to 18" [40 to 45 cm] long, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with 4 to 5, pale yellow-green sheaths and pale yellow-green, narrowly triangular floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide;