Cymbidium erythrostylum Rolfe 1905
Sun, Warm to Cool, LATE Summer to Fall"
Common Name The Red Column Cymbidium
Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]
Found in Vietnam at elevations around 1500 meters, where it can
be encountered on trees, in the ground or on rocks, and is a very
forgiving plant that can be grown many ways. This apecies has
narrow-ovoid, bilaterally flattened pseudobulbs with 2 to 3,
scarious with age cataphylls and carries, 6 to 8, thin, narrowly
linear-obovate, arched, unequally apiculate apice leaves. It is from
the second group mentioned in the genus description and so is best
grown warm to cool and will bloom in the late summer and fall on a
basal, erect or arching, 2' [60 cm] long, racemose scape with basal
sheaths and 4 to 10, long-lasting, non-fragrant flowers.
Synonyms Cyperorchis erythrostyla (Rolfe) Schltr. 1924; Cymbidium
erythrostylum var magnificum Hort 1931