Epigeneium cymbidioides [Blume] Summerhayes 1957 SECTION Racemosum

Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl.

Floral Close-up Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders.

Common Name The Cymbidium-Like Epigeneium

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.1 cm]

A small sized, cold growing epiphyte from the Malay peninsula, Sumatra and Java in moss forests at elevations of 2200 to 2800 meters with well spaced, ovoid, fleshy pseudobulbs carrying 2 oblong, fleshy, bilobed and obtuse apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an apical, short to 8" [to 20 cm], erect to arcuate, several flowered inflorescence that has small, hyaline, triangular, basal bracts with up to 12, long-lasting, heavy textured flowers that are poorly scented.

Synonyms Callista cymbidiodes (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Callista marginata (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium banghamii Ames & Schweinf. 1934; Dendrobium cymbidioides [Blume]Lindley 1830; Dendrobium marginatum Teijsm & Binn 1853; Dendrobium triflorum Lindl. 1830; *Desmotrichum cymbidioides Bl 1825; Katherinea cymbidioides A.D.Hawkes 1956; Sarcopodium cymbidioides Rolfe 1910;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Dendrobium cymbidioides; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Dendrobium cymbidioides; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Dendrobium cymbidioides drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Sarcopodium cymbidioides; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Dendrobium cymbidioides photo good; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 as Dendrobium cymbidioides photo good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Katherinea cymbidioides photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photos ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide

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