Cymbidium chloranthum Lindl. 1843 SECTION Floribundum Seth & Cribb 1984

Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name The Green Flowered Cymbidium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Java in evergreen, riverine and hill forests at elevations around 250 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid, narrowing apically and basally, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 5 to 6, erect, strap-like, obtuse, unequally bilobed apically, thin yet leathery to hard, narrowing basally leaves that blooms sporadically at most any time of the year on a stout, erect, 14 to 18.8" [36 to 47 cm] tall, bright green inflorescence with 6, overlapping, keeled, cymbidiform, acute bracts as well as short, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying several to many [15 to 40], closely spaced, wide open, non-scented flowers that becomes strongly suffused with crimson after pollination.

Synonyms Cymbidium chloranthum subsp. palawanense Lubag-Arquiza 2006; Cymbidium pulchellum Schltr. 1910; Cymbidium sanguinolentum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862; Cymbidium sanguineum Teijsm. & Binn. 1866; Cymbidium variciferum Rchb.f. 1856

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as C variciferum; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as C sanguinolentum; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as C sanguinolentum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #8 1967 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 2 1978 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 2 1979 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 5 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 3 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 2 1987 photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawingfide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 4 2000 photo; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide;Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo/drawing fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #3 2012 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo good