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Cymbidium sinense Chinese Cymbidium


Chinese Cymbidium, Cymbidium sinense


Cymbidium sinense [And.] Willd. 1805

Common Name The Chinese Cymbidium - in Japan - Hosai-Ran - Taiwan- Ran - In China Mo Lan

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This is a Chinese and Northern Vietnam miniature terrestrial occuring in lowland forests in rich humus in damp crevasses or in soils dampened by mists and splash along steep watercourses that is cold to warm growing and has ovoid pseudobulbs carrying narrow-linear, glossy leaves and blooms with a basal, erect, 2' 10" [to 80 cm] long, many [20] flowered, racemose inflorescence with overlapping sheaths and fragrant flowers held well above the leaves occuring in the fall through spring.

Synonyms Cymbidium albojucundissimum Hayata 1914 ; Cymbidium chinense Heynh. 1841; Cymbidium fragrans Salisb. 1812; Cymbidium hoosai Makino 1902; Cymbidium sinense f. pallidiflorum (S.S.Ying) S.S.Ying 1990; Cymbidium sinense f. taiwanianum (S.S.Ying) S.S.Ying 1990; Cymbidium sinense var. pallidiflorum S.S.Ying 1987; Cymbidium sinense var. taiwanianum S.S.Ying 1987; *Epidendrum sinense Andrews 1802