SECTION Cymbidium Hunt 1970 -

Characterized by thick, often ligulate leaves with obtuse to emarginate, bilobed apices and pendulous to arching, or rarely suberect inflorescence with small well-spaced flowers. The flowers are cream to greenish with red to brown markings and the leaves have elliptical stomatal coverings and narrow, slit-shaped aperatures.

  1. Cymbidium aloifolium (L.) Sw. 1799 South Central China, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Andaman Islands , Myanamar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Java and Sumatra

  2. Cymbidium atropurpureum (Lindl.) Rolfe 1903 Southern Thailand, Central Malaysia, Vietnam, Borneo, Sumatra and the Philippines

  3. Cymbidium bicolor Lindl. 1833 Vietnam, Pennisular Malaysia, Borneo, Sulawesi, Java, Sumatra and the Philippines

  4. Cymbidium finlaysonianum Wall. ex Lindl. 1833 Vietnam, Cambodia, Pennisular Malaysia, Borneo, Sulawesi, Java, Sumatra and the Philippines

  5. Cymbidium paucifolium Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen 2002 China

  6. Cymbidium rectum Ridl. 1920 pennisular Malaysia and Borneo

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