!Gynoglottis cymbidioides (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm. 1904

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of © J. Comber, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen © and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Fragrance Part sun Cool Fall

Common Name The Cymbidium-Like Gynoglottis

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Sumatra in wet moss forests low down on tree trunks at elevations of 1500 to 1700 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with short, lanceolate, shiny pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly lanceolate, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, to 12" [30 cm] long, shorter than the leaves, 15 to 30 flowered inflorescence that arises on new growths and is covered by several, imbricate sheaths and has lanceolate floral bracts and carries very fragrant flowers that face in all directions.

Synonyms *Coelogyne cymbidioides Rchb.f. 1862; Coelogyne xylobioides Kraenzl. 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965;Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985 drawing ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 type sheet good;