!Cymbidium aloifolium (L.) Sw. 1799 SECTION Cymbidium Photo by Jay Pfahl

Plant and Inflorescence Photo by Cobus Van der Walt

Unusual color form from Myanmar Photo by Ekkehard Schwadtke and his Lanta Orchid Nursery and Orchid Garden Khaolak Websites

Full sunWarmTo HotSpring

Common Name The Aloe-Leafed Cymbidium - In China Wen Ban Lan

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.25 cm]

Found in Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces of China, Assam, Bangladesh, India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Andaman Islands , Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Java and Sumatra in evergreen and in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 1100 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte on open mossy rocks with very small pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf bases, with coriaceous, suberect, linear-ligulate, obscurely bilobed apically leaves that blooms on a 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, basal, pendant, laxly many [45] flowered, racemose inflorescence occuring in the spring.

This species can easily be confused with C dayanum but differs in having a rounded lip edge and an hourglass shape in the center of the lip. This species is found in seasonal forests.

Synonyms Aerides borassi Buch.-Ham. ex Sm. 1813; Cymbidium crassifolium Wall. 1828; Cymbidium erectum Wight 1852; Cymbidium intermedium H.G.Jones 1974; Cymbidium pendulum (Roxb.) Sw. 1799; Cymbidium simulans Rolfe 1917; Epidendrum aloides Curtis 1797; *Epidendrum aloifolium L. 1753; Epidendrum pendulum Roxb. 1795

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as C pendulum; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as C pendulum; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as C pendulum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as C pendulum; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C pendulum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as C pendulum drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C pendulum; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 as C simulans photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo as C pendulum fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as C pendulum drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 NO 5 1980 as C simulans photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 3 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994 excluded taxa; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 as Cymbidium mannii; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998 photo as C pendulum; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 4 2000 photo; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchid Flora Of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide: A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo/drawing fide; ; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok/photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide

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