Cyperorchis eburnea is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Schltr. in 1924. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cymbidium eburneum.
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 , 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).
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