Cymbidium munroanum King & Pantl. 1895

SECTION Jensoa [Raf.] Schlechter 1924

Photo by Bhaskar Bora and his The Lakhimpur and Arunachal Pradesh Beautiful Nature Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Pantling

FragranceSunWarm to Cool WinterSpring

Common Name Munro's Cymbidium [English officer in Sikkim 1800's]

Flower Size 1 to 1.4" [2.5 cm to 3.5 cm]

Found in Assam and the eastern Himalayas as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial and is similar to Cymbidium ensifolium. The inflorescence arises in the winter through spring and is erect with 8-12 flowers. The flowers are purple or light green with a purple streak in lip. The sweetly scented flowers lasts for about 30 days.

Synonyms Cymbidium ensifolium var. munroanum (King & Pantl.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as C munronianum drawing ok; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo ok; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 drawing ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; AOS Bulletin Supplement Cymbidiums Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide;