Cymbidium serratum Schltr. 1919 SECTION Jensoa [Raf.] Schlechter 1924

Photo By Zu Chin and


Common Name The Serrate Cymbidium - In China Dou Ban Lan

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Guizhou, Hubei, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces of China as well as Taiwan in open forests, in rocky places and on well drained, grassy slopes, at elevations of 1000 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with small, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 5, subterminal, lorate, often slightly conduplicate, with transluscent veins, not articulate basally, usually serate margins, acuminate apically leaves that blooms in the later winter and early spring on a basal, erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, 1 to rarely 2 flowered inflorescence with 5 to 6 sheaths and longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Cymbidium formosanum var. gracillimum (Fukuy.) T.S.Liu & H.J.Su 1978; Cymbidium goeringii var. gracillimum (Fukuy.) Govaerts 1999; Cymbidium goeringii var. serratum (Schltr.) Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen 1980; Cymbidium gracillimum Fukuy. 1932;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;