Cymbidium schroederi Rolfe 1905 SECTION Cyperorchis Hunt 1970

Photo by L Averyanov and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


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 ; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 7 1998 photo fide; 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; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 photo fide; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok;