Cymbidium elegans

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Cymbidium elegans (not my photo)

Code: CYM.0x0000, CYM.0x0001, CYM.0x0002

Common Name: The Elegant Cymbidium
Scented: yes, slightly scented
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: cold to intermediate
Blooms: autumn to early winter
Flower Size: 3.75cm
Synonyms: Cymbidium densiflorum Griff. 1851 ; Cymbidium longifolium D.Don 1825; Cyperorchis elegans [Lindley] Blume 1849; Limodorum angustifolium Buch.-Ham. ex Lindl. 1833

Found as a large sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte on trees and rocks overhanging streams in shady locations at elevations of 1500 to 2800 meters from the Chinese Himalayas, Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Myanmar with ovoid, bilaterally compressed pseudobulbs and carrying narrowly linear-elliptic, acute, hooded and unequally bilobed apically leaves articulated 4 to 12cm from the pseudobulb that blooms on an arching to pendant, slender, to 60cm long, racemose, densely many flowered (20 to 35) inflorescence with slightly scented, close set flowers that do not open well, arising from the lower leaf axils occurring in the fall to early winter.


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