Cymbidium wenshanense Y.S.Wu & F.Y.Liu 1990 SECTION Cyperorchis Hunt 1970

Photo by Eric Hunt

FragrancePart shadeCool LATEWinterEARLYSpring

Common Name The Wenshan Cymbidium [A city in Yunnan Province] - In China Wen Shan Hong Zhu Lan

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

Found in southeastern Yunnan province of China and northern Vietnam in forests on trees at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by persistent sheaths and carrying linear-lorate, arcuate, acuminate, dark green leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a 12.8 to 15.6" [32 to 39 cm] long, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying showy, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Cymbidium quinquelobum Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen 2006; Cymbidium wenshanense var. quinquelobum (Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen) Z.J.Liu, S.C.Chen & P.J.Cribb 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo/drwaing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Cymbidium wenshanense var. quinquelobum; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;