Cymbidium roseum J.J.Sm. 1905
Common Name The Rose-Colored Cymbidium
Flower Size 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]
Found in the penninsular Malayasia , Java and Sumatra in crevices
on vertical rock faces or low down on trees at elevations around
1450 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte
or terrestro-lithophytic orchid with stem-like pseudobulbs
completely enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying 7 to 12,
strap-shaped, somewhat unequally bilobed apically, tough, leathery
leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, erect to horizontal,
12" [30 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered infloresence mostly enveloped by 9
sheaths and carrying triangular, acute floral bracts and faintly
fragrant flowers that do not open fully.
Both of the specimens pictured are correct. This is a variable
species in form and color.
Synonyms Cyperorchis rosea (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1924