Cymbidium rectum Ridl. 1920 SECTION Cymbidium Hunt 1970 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