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Cymbidium sanderae Sander's Cymbidium

 

Sander's Cymbidium, Cymbidium sanderae

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Cymbidium sanderae Sander ex Rolfe 1904

Common Name Sander's Cymbidium [Wife of Renowned English Orchid Nurseryman 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Myanamar in open, humid, evergreen, montane forests on trees as a medium sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid, lightly bilaterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating leaf bases carrying 9 to 15 linear-elliptic, thin textured, tapering to an acute entire apex leaves articulated to a broadly sheathing base 3.6" [9 cm] from the pseudobulb that blooms on a 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, suberect to arching, 3 to 15 flowered inflorescence with very fragrant flowers occuring in the winter and late spring.

Synonyms Cymbidium parishii var. sanderae Rolfe 1904

 

 

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