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Cymbidium cyperifolium

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: Cym. cyperifolium
Binomial name
Cymbidium cyperifolium
Lindl. 1833

Cymbidium cyperifolium is a species of Cymbidium found in Asia


Plants blooms from fall to winter with one to five 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Guizhou, and Yunnan China at elevations of 600 to 1600 meters


Grow cool to warm temperatures in diffused light to shade. Use a well drained mix and long pots because of large root system. Plants are grown in various medium such as 100% clay soil, full charcoal; 30% a mix of pumice, 40% clay pellets, and 30% gravel; full lava rock; full medium bark; or 40% perlite, 25% gravel, and 35% bark. Keep area well ventilated. Water once a week and reduce watering during winter.


Image Name Description
Cymbidium cyperifolium2.jpg Cymbidium cyperifolium green petals and sepals, lip is green and has red spots.


Common Name: The Cyperus-Like Leafed Cymbidium


  1. Cymbidium carnosum Griff. 1851
  2. Cymbidium cyperifolium subsp. indochinense Du Puy & P.J.Cribb 1988
  3. Cymbidium cyperifolium var. szechuanicum (Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen) S.C.Chen & Z.J.Liu 2003
  4. Cymbidium faberi var. szechuanicum (Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen) Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen 1980
  5. Cymbidium szechuanicum Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen 1966
  6. Cymbidium viridiflorum Griff. 1848
  7. Cyperorchis wallichii Blume 1859
  8. Geodorum longifolium (Roxb.) Voigt 1845
  9. Limodorum cyperifolium Buch.-Ham. ex Lindl. 1833
  10. Limodorum longifolium Roxb. 1832