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Cymbidium cyperifolium Cyperus-Like Leafed Cymbidium


Cyperus-Like Leafed Cymbidium, Cymbidium cyperifolium


Cymbidium cyperifolium Lindl.1833

Fragrant,  Deep shade , Warm, Cool, Fall early

Common Name The Cyperus-Like Leafed Cymbidium - In China Suo Ye Lan

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Guizhou, and Yunnan China, Vietnam and the Philippines in shady tropical rainforests at elevations of 600-1600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial on steep banks with small inconspicuous pseudobulbs carrying 7 to 10, distichous, in a weak fan, narrowly elliptic, acute, erect, entire, obscurely jointed leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on a 3.2" [8 cm] long, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with fragrant [lemon] flowers

Synonyms Cymbidium carnosum Griff. 1851; Cymbidium cyperifolium subsp. indochinense Du Puy & P.J.Cribb 1988; Cymbidium cyperifolium var. szechuanicum (Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen) S.C.Chen & Z.J.Liu 2003; Cymbidium faberi var. szechuanicum (Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen) Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen 1980; Cymbidium szechuanicum Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen 1966; Cymbidium viridiflorum Griff. 1848; Cyperorchis wallichii Blume 1859; Geodorum longifolium (Roxb.) Voigt 1845; Limodorum cyperifolium Buch.-Ham. ex Lindl. 1833; Limodorum longifolium Roxb. 1832