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Orchid Species: Cymbidium hookerianum

Cymbidium hookerianum is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1866.
Genus
Cymbidium (Cym.)
Grex
hookerianum
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1866
ORIGIN: Found in Nepal, Bhutan and Sikkim on steep banks in dense, damp forests or evergreen-oak forests often where thick moss occurs at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium to large sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with ovoid, elongate, bilaterally flattened pseudobulbs carrying linear-elliptic, acute, leaves that are articulate 1.6 to 4 [4 to 10 cm] from the pseudobulb that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a very stout, sheathed below, arching to pendant, slightly flattened, to 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, apically racemose inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying 6 to 15, mostly nodding, extremely fragrant, long-lasting flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: To 5 3/5 inches [to 14 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
Add+ Cymbidium Cym grandiflorum
Add+ Cyperorchis Cy grandiflora
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Cym. hookerianum 'Drouin' (3 awards from 1995 to 2013) Cym. hookerianum 'Stirling' (2 awards from 2012 to 2013) Cym. hookerianum 'Cinnabar' (2 awards in 2005)
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