Cymbidium hengbungense A.N. Rao, K. Chowlu, H.B. Sharma, K.S. Thithila & D.S. Thokchom 2016 SECTION Pachyrhizanthe Schlechter 1924

Orchids of Northeast India Vol 1 2016 Cymmbidium_hengbungnse.pdf - new species from Manipur A N Roa 2016

Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Hengbung Cymbidium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Manipur state of India in dense leaf litter of pine needles and Oak leaves in semi deciduous forest at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a subterranean, white to pale yellow, cylindric rhizome giving rise to 2 to 3, emerging while the plant is in full bloom and attaining full grow th after flow ering, w hite, achlorophyllous, lorate, acute-acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall arising from the apical node of the rhizome, erect, white, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long overall, slender, peduncle 4.8 to 5.6" [12 to 14 cm] long, provided with 4 to 5 white, close set sheaths, rachis 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, lax, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with white, lanceolate-oblong, obtuse to subacute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orchids of Northeast India Vol 1 2016 Cymmbidium_hengbungnse.pdf - new species from Manipur A N Roa 2016 photo fide

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