Cymbidium paucifolium Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen 2002 SECTION Cymbidium Hunt 1970

Photo by The Orchid Conservation and Research Center of Schenzhen

SLIGHT

Common Name The Few Leaved Cymbidium In China - Shao Ye Ying Ye Lan

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found on trees in southern Yunnan without locality information as a medium to large sized terrestrial with narrowly ovoid, slightly bilaterally flattened pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying 2 to 4, deep green, lorate, rigid, thickly leathery, articulate near the base, serrulate, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, arching to pendulous, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, 6 to 11 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying slightly fragrant flowers

Some authors suggest that this species is a natural hybrid between C mannii and C aloifolium?

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy and Cribb 2007 drawing/photo fide; 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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