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Orchid Species: Cymbidium hookerianum

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cymbidium hookerianum is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1866.
Genus
Cymbidium (Cym.)
Grex
hookerianum
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1866
ORIGIN: Found in Nepal, Bhutan and Sikkim on steep banks in dense, damp forests or evergreen-oak forests often where thick moss occurs at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium to large sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with ovoid, elongate, bilaterally flattened pseudobulbs carrying linear-elliptic, acute, leaves that are articulate 1.6 to 4 [4 to 10 cm] from the pseudobulb that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a very stout, sheathed below, arching to pendant, slightly flattened, to 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, apically racemose inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying 6 to 15, mostly nodding, extremely fragrant, long-lasting flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: To 5 3/5 inches [to 14 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cymbidium Cym grandiflorum 1851 (Aubl.) Sw.
Add+ Cyperorchis Cy grandiflora 1924 Schltr.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Cym. hookerianum 'Drouin' (4 awards from 1995 to 2016) Cym. hookerianum 'Stirling' (2 awards from 2012 to 2013) Cym. grandiflorum 'Bombay' (2 awards in 2010) Cym. grandiflorum 'Wejok' (2 awards from 2003 to 2007) Cym. hookerianum 'Cinnabar' (2 awards in 2005) Cym. grandiflorum 'Loyola' (2 awards from 1995 to 2000) Cym. grandiflorum 'Cinnabar' (1994)
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