SECTION Himantophyllum Schlechter 1924 -

A monotypic section that differs in its slender, acuminate leaves as in C ensifolium of Section jensoa but does not have the acuminate leaf margins in cross-section and has maroon & white flowers with sharply acute sepals and petals, decurved seplas and forward pointed petals somewhat forming a hood over the column which is not fused basally to the lip which also has 2 pubescent callus ridges made up of glandular hairs with swollen tips which is unique to the genus, giving the single species it's sectional status.

  1. Cymbidium dayanum Rchb.f 1869 Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Vietnam , Borneo, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands and Japan