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Orchid Species: Bletia nipponica

Kew currently accepted name is Cymbidium macrorhizon

Bletia nipponica is an orchid species identified by Franch. & Sav. in 1878. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cymbidium macrorhizon.
Genus
Bletia (Bletia.)
Grex
nipponica
Parents
Species
Author
Franch. & Sav.
Year
1878
ORIGIN: Found in Pakistan, the western Himalayas, the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Taiwan, the Ryukyu Islands and Korea in forests along rivers, in forest margins and on open grassy slopes at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature to just medium sized, warm to cool growing, leafless terrestrial with a subterranean, branching, soft, fleshy, tuberculate rhizome giving rise in the spring and summer on a terminal, from the end of the rhizome, erect, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by 4 to 8, imbricating, boat-shaped, ovate bracts and oblong-lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

FLOWER SIZE: 1.2 to 1.6 inches [3 to 4 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cymbidium Cym macrorhizon 1833 Lindl.
Add+ Aphyllorchis Aph aberrans 1911 (Finet) Schltr.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym aberrans 1919 (Finet) Schltr.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym aphyllum 1919 Ames & Schltr.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym nipponicum 1895 (Franch. & Sav.) Rolfe
Add+ Cymbidium Cym szechuanensis 1973 S.Y.Hu
Add+ Pachyrhizanthe Pachyrhizanthe aberrans 1931 (Finet) Nakai
Add+ Pachyrhizanthe Pachyrhizanthe aphylla 1931 Nakai
Add+ Pachyrhizanthe Pachyrhizanthe macrorhizos 1931 (Lindl.) Nakai
Add+ Pachyrhizanthe Pachyrhizanthe nipponica 1931 (Franch. & Sav.) Nakai
Add+ Pachyrhizanthe Pachyrhizanthe sagamiensis 1931 Nakai
Add+ Yoania Y aberrans 1900 Finet
Add+ Aphyllorchis Aph tumkurensis 2013 Bhaskar & Kushal.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym sagamiense 1931 (Nakai) Makino & Nemoto
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