Cymbidium sichuanicum Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen 2006 SECTION Cyperorchis Hunt 1970

Photo by The Orchid Conservation and Research Center of Schenzhen


Common Name The Sichuan Cymbidium In China - Chuan Xi Lan

Flower Size 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm]

Found in north central Sichuan province of China on trees in forests or on rocks at forest margins at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphtye or lithophyte with subellipsoid pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying 5 to 8, lorate, leathery, articulate, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] from the base, subacuminate leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a basal, suberect, 20 to 28" [50 to 70 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with 7 to 9 bracts at the base and lanceolate floral bracts and carrying slightly scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy and Cribb 2007 drawing/photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #2 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #11 2019 photo fide;