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Cymbidium ensifolium Cymbidium With The Sword Shaped Leaves


Cymbidium With The Sword Shaped Leaves, Cymbidium ensifolium


Cymbidium ensifolium [L]Swartz 1799

Common Name Cymbidium With The Sword Shaped Leaves - In Thailand - Chulan - In Japan Suruga-ran - Shiiran - In China Jian Lan

Flower Size 2 3/4" [6.5 cm]

Found in Japan, China, Vietnam , Cambodia, Laos to Sumatra and Java in evergreen broadleafed plateau forests in soils dampened by mists and splash along steep watercourses or on mossy limestone rocks as a lithophyte at elevations of sealevel to 1500 meters , this medium sized, cold to warm growing terrestrial species with small pseudobulbs enveloped completely by imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths each carrying 3 to 4, strap-shaped, thin, acute, sometimes variegated leaves and blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, 12" [30 cm] long, racemose scape that has a few to many [3 to 9], long-lasting, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Cymbidium acuminatum M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1996; Cymbidium albomarginatum Makino 1912; Cymbidium arrogans Hayata 1914; Cymbidium ensifolium subsp. acuminatum (M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones) P.J.Cribb & Du Puy 2007; Cymbidium ensifolium var. misericors (Hayata) T.P.Lin 1977; Cymbidium ensifolium var. rubrigemmum (Hayata) T.S.Liu & H.J.Su 1978; Cymbidium ensifolium var. xiphiifolium (Lindl.) S.S.Ying 1990; Cymbidium ensifolium var. yakibaran (Makino) Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen 1980; Cymbidium gonzalesii Quisumb. 1940; Cymbidium gyokuchin Makar. 1912; Cymbidium gyokuchin var. arrogans (Hayata) S.S.Ying 1977; Cymbidium kanran var. misericors (Hayata) S.S.Ying 1977; Cymbidium koran Makino 1912; Cymbidium micans Schau. 1843; Cymbidium misericors Hayata 1914; Cymbidium niveomarginatum Makino 1912; Cymbidium rubrigemmum Hayata 1916; Cymbidium shimaran Makino 1912; Cymbidium xiphiifolium Lindl. 1821; Cymbidium yakibaran Makino, Iiinuma 1912; *Epidendrum ensifolium L. 1753; Jensoa ensata Raf. 1836; Limodorum ensatum Thunb. 1784