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Orchid Species: Cymbidium sanderae

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Cymbidium sanderae is an orchid species identified by (Rolfe) P.J.Cribb & Du Puy in 1988.
Genus
Cymbidium (Cym.)
Grex
sanderae
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Rolfe) P.J.Cribb & Du Puy
Year
1988
ORIGIN: Found in Myanmar in open, humid, evergreen, montane forests on trees.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid, lightly bilaterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating leaf bases carrying 9 to 15, linear-elliptic, thin textured, tapering to an acute, entire apex leaves articulated to a broad sheathing base, 3.6 [9 cm] from the pseudobulb that blooms on a 12 to 20 [30 to 50 cm] long, suberect to arching, 3 to 15 flowered inflorescence with very fragrant flowers occurring in the winter and late spring.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 inches [7.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Cym. sanderae 'Emma Menninger 2N' (2019)
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