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Orchid Species: Cymbidium eburneum

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Cymbidium eburneum is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1847.
Genus
Cymbidium (Cym.)
Grex
eburneum
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1847
ORIGIN: Found in Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, southern China and Vietnam in highland cloud forests on trees and rocks at elevations around 300 to 2000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with clustered, ovoid to fusiform, bilaterally flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating leaf bases carrying 9 to 17, distichous, linear-ligulate, thin textured, acute or acutely bifid leaves articulated 2 to 4 [5 to 10 cm] from the pseudobulb that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect to sub-erect, from within the leaf axils, 8 to 21 basally sheathed, 20 to 28 [50 to 70cm] long inflorescence with 1 to 2 [3], fragrant [lilacs], waxy, long-lasting flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 3.8 to 4.8 inches [8 to 12 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cyperorchis Cy eburnea 1924
Add+ Cymbidium Cym syringodorum 1851
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