Cymbidium wilsonii (Rolfe ex De Cock) Rolfe 1904 SECTION Cyperorchis Hunt 1970

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FragrancePart shadeCold LATEWinterEARLYSpring

Common Name Wilson's Cymbidium [English Plant collector in China late 1800's early 1900's] - In China Dian Nna Hu Tou Lan

Flower Size 3.6 to 4" [9 to 10 cm]

Found in southwesten Yunnan province of China in deeply shaded forests on tall trees at elevations around 2400 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte with elongate-ovoid, bilaterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by persistent sheaths and carrying linear-elliptic, arcuate, acute leaves articulated 2.4 to 4.4" [6 to 11 cm] from the pseduobulb that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a suberect to horizontal, arching then pendant, 10 to 28" [25 to 70 cm] long, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Cymbidium giganteum var. wilsonii Rolfe ex De Cock 1904; Cyperorchis wilsonii (Rolfe ex De Cock) Schltr.1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997 photo; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 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 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;