Ascidieria cymbidifolia (Ridl.) W.Suarez & Cootes 2009 Photos by Art Vogel

Common Name The Cymbidium Like Leaf Ascidieria

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in Sumatra and Borneo in montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1950 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte most often very low down on tree trunks with very small, stem-like pseudobulbs hidden within the leaf sheaths and carrying about 5, in two rows, linear, acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter on a much shorter than the leaves, to 12" [30 cm] long, erect, arching to pendant, many flowered inflorescence

This species when out of bloom can be mistaken for Cymbidium aloifolium and is not a typical member of the section Aeridostachya.

Synonyms Ascidieria cymbidifolia var. pandanifolia (J.J.Wood) J.J.Wood 2011; Eria cymbidifolia Ridl. 1898; Eria cymbidifolia var. pandanifolia J.J.Wood 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 6 Ames 1920 as Eria cymbidifolia; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as E cymbidifolia var pandanifolia; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as Eria cymbidifolia drawing good; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as E cymbidifolia var pandicola; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as Eria cymbidifolia photos fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 as E cymbidifolia; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 as E cymbidifolia var pandanifolia; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 as Eria cymbidifolia drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 as Eria cymbidifolia var pandanifolia drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 as Eria cymbidifolia photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide;

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