Epigeneium cymbidioides [Blume] Summerhayes 1957 SECTION Racemosum

Photo by Jay Pfahl.

Floral Close-up

Photo by Dale and Deni Borders.

Common Name The Cymbidium-Like Epigeneium

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.1 cm]

A small sized, cold growing epiphyte from the Malay peninsula, Sumatra and Java in moss forests at elevations of 2200 to 2800 meters with well spaced, ovoid, fleshy pseudobulbs carrying 2 oblong, fleshy, bilobed and obtuse apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an apical, short to 8" [to 20 cm], erect to arcuate, several flowered inflorescence that has small, hyaline, triangular, basal bracts with up to 12, long-lasting, heavy textured flowers that are poorly scented.

Synonyms Callista cymbidiodes (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Callista marginata (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium banghamii Ames & Schweinf. 1934; Dendrobium cymbidioides [Blume]Lindley 1830; Dendrobium marginatum Teijsm & Binn 1853; Dendrobium triflorum Lindl. 1830; *Desmotrichum cymbidioides Bl 1825; Katherinea cymbidioides A.D.Hawkes 1956; Sarcopodium cymbidioides Rolfe 1910;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Dendrobium cymbidioides; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Dendrobium cymbidioides; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Dendrobium cymbidioides drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Sarcopodium cymbidioides; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Dendrobium cymbidioides photo good; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 as Dendrobium cymbidioides photo good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlcehter Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Katherinea cymbidioides photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photos ok; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; EPIGENEIUM(ORCHIDACEAE) OF JAVA AND SUMATRA Destri 2011 Photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #12 2016 as Dendrobium cymbidioides drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #2 2019 Dendrobium cymbidioides drawing fide;