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Cymbidium erythraeum Red-Spotted Lip Cymbidium


Red-Spotted Lip Cymbidium, Cymbidium erythraeum


Cymbidium erythraeum Lindl. 1859

Fragrance, Part shade,  Warm, Cool, LATESummer, EARLYfall

Common Name The Red-Spotted Lip Cymbidium - In China Chang Ye Lan

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, western Himalayas, Myanamar, China and Vietnam on steep banks in open mossy evergreen forests at elevations of 1000 to 2400 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with ovoid, bilaterally flattened pseudobulbs carrying, 5 to 9, distichous, linear-oblong, gradually tapering to a fine point leaves articulated 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] from the pseduobulb that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an suberect to arching or horizontal, 5 to 14 flowered, 10" to 30" [25 to 75 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with scarious, lanceolate, acute sheaths and triangular, floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Cymbidium hennisianum Schltr. 1918; Cymbidium longifolium Lindley 1833; Cyperorchis hennisiana (Schltr.) Schltr. 1924; Cyperorchis longifolia (D.Don) Schltr. 1924