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Cymbidium cochleare Spoon-Shaped Cymbidium


Spoon-Shaped Cymbidium, Cymbidium cochleare


Cymbidium cochleare Lindl. 1858

Fragrance, Part shade, Warm To Cold, WinterSpring

Common Name The Spoon-Shaped Cymbidium - In China Chui Hua Lan

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Taiwan, Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, Myanamar and Thailand? in shady hot tropical valleys at elevations around 300 to 1600 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte and rarely terrestrial with narrowly ovoid, bilaterally flattened, enveloped by 5 scarious cataphylls and carrying 9 to 14, distichous, linear, tapering to an acute apex leaves that are articulated 1 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] from the pseudobulb and blooms in the winter and spring on an sub-erect to arching, 12 to 26" [30 to 65 cm] long, densely many [ 7 to 30] flowered inflorescence wit to 6, inflated, cymbiform sheaths and triangular, scarious, floral bracts and carrying waxy, somewhat fragrant, pendulous bell-shaped flowers..

Synonyms Cymbidium babae (Kudô ex Masam.) Masam. 1993; Cyperorchis cochleare (Lindl.) Benth. 1881