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Orchid Species: Cymbidium illiberale

Kew currently accepted name is Cymbidium floribundum
Cymbidium illiberale is an orchid species identified by Hayata in 1914.
Genus
Cymbidium (Cym.)
Grex
illiberale
Parents
Species
Author
Hayata
Year
1914
ORIGIN: Found in southern China in Yunnan State, southern Taiwan and in northern Vietnam in primary, broadleaf, evergreen forests in shaded gorges and ridge tops [also naturalized to the warmer parts of Japan] at elevations around 400 to 3300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial, epiphyte or lithophyte with small, ovoid, slightly bilaterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by 5 scarious sheaths and carrying 5 to 6, linear-elliptic, arching, acute, usually oblique apically, articulated to the pseudobulb leaves that blooms in the spring on a robust, suberect, 6 to 10 [15 to 25 cm] long, several to many [6 to 45] flowered inflorescence with 6 to 8, becoming scarious, cylindrical in the lower half, becoming expanded and cymbiform, acute bracts and triangular, short, acute floral bracts and carrying close set, non-scented flowers that turn rosy to red after pollination.

FLOWER SIZE: 1.2 to 1.6 inches [3 to 4 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 floribundum 1833 Lindl.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym chawalongense 2003 C.L.Long
Add+ Cymbidium Cym pumilum 1907 Rolfe
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