Cyperorchis cochleare is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Benth. in 1881. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cymbidium cochleare.
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).
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