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Cymbidium qiubeiense Qiubei Xian Cymbidium


Qiubei Xian Cymbidium, Cymbidium qiubeiense


Cymbidium qiubeiense K.M.Feng & H.Li 1980

Fragrance, Part shade, Warm To Cool Fall

Common Name The Qiubei Xian Cymbidium [An area within Yunnan Province in China] - In China Qui Bei Dong Hui Lan

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Yunnan and Guangxi provinces of China in limestone floored woods at elevations around 700 to 1800 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped hy 3 to 4, purplish brown to violet caducous sheaths and carrying 2 to 3 linear, acuminate, serrate, dark green tinged with dull purple, wiry, filiform petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, purple to violet 10 to 12" [25 to 30 cm] long, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with 2 violet sheaths and lanceolate, acuminate, floral bracts and carrying, fragrant flowers.

This species is most always given as a synonym of C kanran but if the photo determination is correct then it is a separate distinct species. I leave it separate until more information becomes available to me. This species has 2 to 3 leaves with a wiry petiolate leaves and shorter sepals, as well as the purple spotted sheaths