Cym. cochleare 'Paradisia' photo by Orch. Soc. Council of Victoria

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Orchid Species: Cymbidium cochleare

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cymbidium cochleare is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1858.
Genus
Cymbidium (Cym.)
Grex
cochleare
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1858
ORIGIN: Found in Taiwan, Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, Myanmar and Thailand in shady hot to cool tropical valleys at elevations around 300 to 1600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte and rarely terrestrial with narrowly ovoid, bilaterally flattened, enveloped by 5 scarious cataphylls and carrying 9 to 14, distichous, linear, tapering to an acute apex leaves that are articulated 1 to 3.2 [5 to 8 cm] from the pseudobulb and blooms in the winter and spring on an sub-erect to arching, 12 to 26 [30 to 65 cm] long, densely many [7 to 30] flowered inflorescence with to 6, inflated, cymbiform sheaths and triangular, scarious, floral bracts and carrying waxy, somewhat fragrant, pendulous bell-shaped flowers..

FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cyperorchis Cy babae 1933 Kudô ex Masam.
Add+ Cyperorchis Cy cochlearis
Add+ Cymbidium Cym babae 1993 (Kudô ex Masam.) Masam.
Add+ Cyperorchis Cy cochleare 1881 (Lindl.) Benth.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Cym. cochleare 'Paradisia' (2 awards in 2000) Cym. cochleare 'India Pearls' (1998)
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