Cymbidium schroederi Rolfe 1905 SECTION Cyperorchis Hunt 1970 Photo by Stephen Early

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Common Name Schroeder's Cymbidium [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's] - In China Xue Shi Lan

Flower Size 3.2" to 3.6" [8 to 9 cm]

Found in south central Vietnam in open evergreen, primary forests on trees at elevations of 1350 to 1700 meters as a large sized, cool growing, humus epiphyte with ovoid, bilaterally flattened pseudobulbs carrying to 6, linear-elliptic, acute leaves articulated to a broad leaf bearing sheath that blooms in the late winter through spring on a basal, suberect, arching, 17.6" to 26" [44 to 65 cm] long, 14 to 23 flowered inflorescence enveloped by bracts and with triangular floral bracts and carrying non-scented flowers.

Synonyms Cyperorchis schroederi (Rolfe) Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo/drawing fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok;

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