Cymbidium rectum Ridl. 1920 SECTION Cymbidium Hunt 1970 Photo by Ekkehard Schwadtke and his Lanta Orchid Nursery and Orchid Garden Khaolak Websites

Another Flower Photo by Milton Carpenter and Everglades Orchid Webpage


Common Name The Erect Cymbidium [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in pennisular Malaysia and Borneo in wet open forests at elevations of 400 to 800 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elongate-ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 to 3 cataphylls and a few leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 7 to 9, narrowly ligulate, unequally bilobed to oblique apically, v-shaped in cross-section, coriaceous, stiff, arching leaves that blooms mostly in the late winter and spring on a suberect to horizontal, to 16" [40 cm] long, to 17 flowered inflorescence with about 5, cymbiform, overlapping, spreading sheaths towards the base and triangular floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 3 1984 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing/photo fide;Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo fide