Cymbidium sanderae Sander ex Rolfe 1904 SECTION Cyperorchis Hunt 1970 Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name Sander's Cymbidium [Wife of Renowned English Orchid Nurseryman 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Myanmar in open, humid, evergreen, montane forests on trees as a medium sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid, lightly bilaterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating leaf bases carrying 9 to 15, linear-elliptic, thin textured, tapering to an acute, entire apex leaves articulated to a broad sheathing base, 3.6" [9 cm] from the pseudobulb that blooms on a 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, suberect to arching, 3 to 15 flowered inflorescence with very fragrant flowers occuring in the winter and late spring.

Synonyms Cymbidium parishii var. sanderae Rolfe 1904

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1883 as C parishii drawing ?; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; The Genus Cymbidium Du Puy & Cribb 2007 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 photo fide;