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Orchid Species: Cymbidium aculeatum

Kew currently accepted name is Eulophia aculeata
Cymbidium aculeatum is an orchid species name for which no taxonomic record was found. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Eulophia aculeata.
Cymbidium (Cym.)
ORIGIN: Found in Lesotho, Swaziland, Cape Province, Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal South Africa in sunny sour grasslands at elevations around 900 to 2200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cold growing terrestrial with elongate, linear, acute, plicate leaves and blooms in the late spring through early summer on an erect few flowered inflorescence carrying drooping color variable, faintly fragrant flowers. Subsp aculeata has dull ivory to white to greenish white flowers, subsp huttonii has concolor greenish white to pink tinged green to dark reddish purple flowers with the lip crests being yellowish green to white.

-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Eulophia Euph aculeata 1826 (L.f.) Spreng.
Add+ Cyrtopera Cyrtopera pedicellata 1833
Add+ Eulophia Euph capensis 1882
Add+ Eulophia Euph culveri 1924
Add+ Eulophia Euph pedicellata
Add+ Eulophia Euph plicata 1882
Add+ Cymbidium Cym plicatum 1837
Add+ Epidendrum Epi aculeatum 1810 (L.f.) Poir. in Lamarck
Add+ Epidendrum Epi pedicellatum 1810 (L.f.) Poir. in Lamarck
Add+ Orthochilus Orthochilus aculeatus 2014 (L.f.) Bytebier
Add+ Satyrium Satm aculeatum 1782 L.f.
Add+ Satyrium Satm capense 1760 (P.J.Bergius) Houtt.
Add+ Satyrium Satm pedicellatum 1782 L.f.
Add+ Serapias Srps aculeata 1794 (L.f.) Thunb.
Add+ Serapias Srps pedicellata 1794 (L.f.) Thunb.
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