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Cymbidium lancifolium Lance-Leafed Cymbidium


Lance-Leafed Cymbidium, Cymbidium lancifolium


Cymbidium lancifolium Hook. 1823

Fragrance, Full shade, Hot To Cool, Spring and Summer

Common Name The Lance-Leafed Cymbidium in Japan Nagi-ran, Otome-nagi-ran - Akizaki-nagi-ran - In China Tu Er Lan

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found from Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, western Himalayas, China, Korea, Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Myanamar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, Java Moluccas, Sulawesi, Sumatra and New Guinea in broad-leafed forests at elevations of 200 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing lithophyte on limestone outcroppings and cliffs or terrestrial in damp humus filled crevasses or in rich soils dampened by mists and splash along steep watercourses with fusiform, fleshy pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 6 plicate, thin-textured, elliptic, acute, petiolate leaves which blooms on a erect, to more than 12" [to more than 30 cm] long, with a few [5 to 6] distantly spaced, long-lasting, fragrant flowers occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Cymbidium aspidistrifolium Fukuy. 1934; Cymbidium caulescens Ridl. 1915; Cymbidium cuspidatum Blume 1825; Cymbidium gibsoni Lindl. & Paxton 1852-3; Cymbidium javanicum Blume 1825; Cymbidium kerrii Rolfe ex Downie 1925; Cymbidium lancifolium f. aspidistrifolium (Fukuy.) T.P.Lin 1977; Cymbidium lancifolium var. aspidistrifolium (Fukuy.) S.S.Ying 1977; Cymbidium lancifolium var. papuanum (Schltr.) S.S.Ying 1990; Cymbidium lancifolium var. syunitianum (Fukuy.) S.S.Ying 1977; Cymbidium maclehoseae S.Y.Hu 1972; Cymbidium nagifolium Masam. 1930; Cymbidium papuanum Schltr. 1913; Cymbidium syunitianum Fukuy. 1935; Cymbidiopsis lancifolia (Hook.) H.J.Chowdhery 2009