Cymbidium tortisepalum Fukuy. 1934 SECTION Jensoa [Raf.] Schlechter 1924 Photo by Chien and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Twisted Sepal Cymbidium - In China - Lian Ban Lan

Flower Size 2.4 to 3" [6 to 7.5 cm]

Found in southcentral China and Taiwan in open forests, forest margins, grassy slopes, rocky and shrubby slopes at elevations of 800 to 2500 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to ovoid, small pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying 5 to 7, stiff to flexuous, lorate, thinly leathery, not articulate at the base, serrulate, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter on a basal, erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence with several sheaths on the peduncle and linear-lanceolate, exceeding the ovary floral bracts and carrying fragrant, color variable flowers

Synonyms Cymbidium faberi f. viridiflorum (S.S.Ying) S.S.Ying 1990; Cymbidium goeringii var. tortisepalum (Fukuy.) Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen 1980; Cymbidium goeringii f. viridiflorum (S.S.Ying) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Cymbidium longibracteatum Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen 1966; Cymbidium tortisepalum var. longibracteatum (Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen) S.C.Chen & Z.J.Liu 2003; Cymbidium tortisepalum var. viridiflorum S.S.Ying 1977; Cymbidium tsukengensis C.Chow 1970

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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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