Cymbidium tracyanum L Castle 1890 SECTION Cyperorchis Hunt 1970

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by May On Orchids

Side View Of Flower

Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name Tracy's Cymbidium [English Orchid Grower 1800's and first to flower species] - In Thailand Ueang dinn noe - Phisuea - Ueang chat- Kare karawn khao - In China Xi Zang Hu Tao Lan

Flower Size 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm]

Found in China, Thailand and Myanmar on tree trunks, forks and damp rocks on wooded slopes at elevations of 1200 to 1900 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte where it needs even year round watering and fertilizer and has bilaterally compressed, elongate-ovate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several sheaths and carrying linear-ligulate, distinctly keeled on the underside, acute, mid green leaves that blooms on an erect, basal, 3 to 4'4" [90 to 130 cm] long, arching, densely many [10 to 20] flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying strongly fragrant peach scented flowers occuring in the fall and early winter .

Synonyms Cymbidium zaleskianum L.Linden 1901; Cyperorchis tracyana (L.Castle) Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 9 1970 photo fide; Die Orchideen #9 511 - 579tafel 9 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 9 1980 photo fide; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Oasis Vol 1 No 2 2000 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo fide; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo/drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #2 2007 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 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 Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #1 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Supplement Cymbidiums Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;