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Cymbidium parishii Parish's Cymbidium


Parish's Cymbidium, Cymbidium parishii


Cymbidium parishii Rchb. f. 1874

Common Name Parish's Cymbidium [English Missionary in Thailand 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Myanamar in montane forests at elevations around 1650 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by persistent, distichous leaf bases and carrying 11 to 14, apical, ligulate, acute, unequally bilobed apically wit a short, mucro in the sinus leaves that are articulated to the broad sheaf bases that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, 2 to 3, flowered inflorescence with several, cymbiform to cylindrical sheath and triangular floral bracts and carrying smaller than C eburneum , not opening well, fragrant flowers.

CAUTION I am unsure of this determination. Said to be lost to cultivation. Does not match Du Puy & Cribbs drawing 2007.

Synonyms Cymbidium eburneum var parishii [Rchb.f] Hookr. f. 1891; Cyperorchis parishii (Rchb.f.) Schltr.1924