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Orchid Species: Cyperorchis lowiana

Kew currently accepted name is Cymbidium lowianum

Cyperorchis lowiana is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Schltr. in 1924. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cymbidium lowianum.
Genus
Cyperorchis (Cy.)
Grex
lowiana
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Schltr.
Year
1924
ORIGIN: Found in Myanmar, Thailand, southwest China and Vietnam in shaded, highland montane cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 2400 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by distichous, leaf bases carrying to 9, narrowly linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaves articulate 2.4 to 4 [6 to 10 cm] from the pseudobulb which blooms in the late winter and spring on a stout, suberect to horizontal, 3'4 foot [100 cm] long, with several to many [12 to 40] flowered inflorescence enveloped by sheaths and triangular floral bracts with long-lasting, fragrant or not, flowers situated at the apex.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 to 4 inches [7.5 to 10 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 lowianum 1879 (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym iansonii 1900 Rolfe
Add+ Cyperorchis Cy iansonii 1924 (Rolfe) Schltr.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym i'ansonii
Add+ Cymbidium Cym lowii
Add+ Cymbidium Cym mandaianum 1912 Gower
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