Cymbidium recurvatum Z.J.Liu 2009 SECTION Pachyrhizanthe Schlechter 1924

Drawing by Chen Lijun The Flora Of China Website


Common Name The Recurved Cymbidium - In China Chang Jing Tu Er Lan

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Yunnan Province of China on well drained shrubby slopes and thickets at elevations around 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with erect, usually borne in fasciles of 2 or 3, greenish, stem-like, cylindric, fleshy, 6 to 8 noded pseudobulbs with a persistent, amplexicaul, lanceolate, membraneous sheath at each node and carrying 2 to 4, subterminal, elliptic-oblong to obovate-oblong, apical margin serrulate, shortly acuminate, articulate, contracted below into a petiolate-like, base stalk leaves that blooms in the later summer on a lateral, arising from a node towards the apex of the pseudobulb, erect, 3.6 to 4.4" [9 to 11 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3 to 5, greenish-white, lanceolate, membraneous, amplexicaul basally sheaths and a lanceolate floral bract


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;