Cymbidium roseum J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION Cyperorchis Hunt 1970 Photo by K G Lam and the FlickRiver Photo Site

Another Flower Color Photo courtesy of Leong Tuck Lock and the Orchids of Asian Website

Common Name The Rose-Colored Cymbidium

Flower Size 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]

Found in penninsular Malayasia, Java and Sumatra in crevices on vertical rock faces or low down on trees at elevations around 1450 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestro-lithophytic orchid with stem-like pseudobulbs completely enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying 7 to 12, strap-shaped, somewhat unequally bilobed apically, tough, leathery leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, erect to horizontal, 12" [30 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence mostly enveloped by 9 sheaths and carrying triangular, acute floral bracts and faintly fragrant flowers that do not open fully.

Both of the specimens pictured are correct. This is a variable species in both form and color.

Synonyms Cyperorchis rosea (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 11 1962 photo as Cyperorchis rosea; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Cyperorchis rosea; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 5 1980 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo/drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

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