Cymbidium wadae T.Yukawa 2002 SECTION Cyperorchis Hunt 1970 Photo by Prof. Summer and his World Wild Orchids Website

Fragrance Part Sun Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning Wada's Cymbidium [Japanese Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species]

Flower Size 3.2 to 3.4" [8 to 8.5 cm]

Found in northern Thailand without locality as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with cane-like, clustered, erect-patent, bilaterally flattened, leafy throughout stems enveloped by persistent leaf sheaths and carrying many, [11 to 19 fresh ones], distichoud, conduplicate, suberect patent, coriaceous, ligulate, unequally bilobed with a short mucro in the sinus, costate abaxially, sheath clasping leaves tthat blooms in the spring on an erect, axillary, emergiong successively over several years on a single stem, 6 to 8.4" [21 cm] long, 4 to 6 basal sheaths entirely enveloping the inflorescence, rachis to 1.76" [4.4 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute-acuminate, membraneous, brownish floral bracts and carrying slightly scented flowers

The species is readily distinguished from Cymbidium eburneum Lindl. by having cane-like stems, a greater number of leaves, much shorter and wider leaves, pale purplish pink perianth lobes, and two keels on the labellum


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Cymbidium wadae (Orchidaceae) : A New Species from Thailand [PDF]