Cymbidium omeiense Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen 1966 SECTION Jensoa [Raf.] Schlechter 1924

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Common Name The Omei-Shan Cymbidium [A Mountain in Sichuan] - In China E Mei Chun Hui

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Sichuan province of China as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with rather small, indistinct pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 5, lorate, subleathery, not articulate towards the base, slightly serrulate, acuminate apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a subbasal, slightly arching to curved, 65 to 6.8" [15 to 17 cm] long, laxly 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with 4 to 6 sheaths on the peduncle and linear-lanceolate floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers that often appear twice a year

Some authors speculate that this species is a natural hybrid with B tortisepalum as one of the parents.

Synonyms Cymbidium faberi var. omeiense (Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen) Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen 1980

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 ok; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide;