Cymbidium tigrinum Parish ex Hook. f. 1864 SECTION Parishiella Hunt 1970

Photo by Eric Hunt

FragranceFull sunColdTo CoolSpring To MID Summer

Common Name Tiger Striped Cymbidium - In China Ban She Lan

Flower Size 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Myanmar and Assam India as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte on rocks at elevations of 1000 to 2700 meters with ovoid to ovoid-conical pseudobulbs and carrying 3 to 5, coriaceous, recurved, narrowly elliptic to oblong-lanceolate leaves with a short petiole that blooms in the spring to mid-summer on an erect, slender, 4.8" to 9.2" [12 to 23 cm] long, basal, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leavves and has lanceolate floral bracts that are shorter than the ovaries and fragrant [honey] flowers.

Synonyms Cyperorchis tigrina (C.S.P.Parish ex Hook.) Schltr. 1924

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