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Cymbidium insigne Splendid Cymbidium


Splendid Cymbidium, Cymbidium insigne


Cymbidium insigne Rolfe 1904

Common Name The Splendid Cymbidium - In China Mei Hua Lan

Flower Size 2.8 to 3 1/2" [7 to 9 cm]

Found in Thailand, Vietnam and Hainan China in highland primary cloud forests in shallow, sandy soils among sandstone rocks often in the shade of low bushes at elevations of 1000 to 2600 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ovoid, lightly bilaterally flattened pseudobulbs carrying 6 to 10, narrowly linear-elliptic, tapering to an acute apex leaves articulated to a broadly sheathing base,2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] from the pseudobulb that blooms in the fall through spring on a sheathed, erect, 3'4" to 4'8" [100 to 150 cm] tall, loosely several to many [to 27] flowered inflorescence and carrying, non-fragrant, close set flowers.

Synonyms Cymbidium insigne f. album (O'Brien) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Cymbidium insigne var. album O'Brien 1917; Cymbidium insigne var sandreae [O'Brien] Hort 1909; Cymbidium insigne subsp. seidenfadenii P.J.Cribb & Du Puy 2007; Cymbidium sanderi O'Brien 1905; Cyperorchis insignis (Rolfe) Schltr. 1924