~Cymbidium simulans Rolfe 1917 - See Cymbidium aloifolium (L.) Sw. 1799SUBGENUS Cymbidium SECTION Cymbidium Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George


Common Name The Similar Cymbidium [refers to it's appearing to be C aloifolium etc]

Flower Size About 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Burma, Sumatra, and Java as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte which blooms on a pendulous, 10" + [25 cm +] long, many flowered inflorescence occuring in the summer. Cited as a synonym of C aloifolium.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 drawing /photo; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #11 1969; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 5 1980 photo; Living with Orchids in Sumatra Landau 1996 photo fide; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998