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Cymbidium dayanum

Cymbidium dayanum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: Cym. dayanum
Binomial name
Cymbidium dayanum
Rchb.f 1869

Cymbidium dayanum 鳳蘭 in chinese, is a species of Cymbidium which blooms on a pendant inflorescence.


Plant has pendant inflorescence and blooms from summer to fall. Inflorescence consist of around ten 5 cm fragrant flowers.


Cymbidium dayanum is found in evergreen lowland forests in Assam, India; eastern Himalayas; Sikkim; Thailand; Cambodia; Taiwan, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan, China; Vietnam; Borneo; Malaysia; the Philippines; Sulawesi; Sumatra; Ryukyu Islands and Japan at elevations of 300 to 1600 meters


Plant should be grown in intermediate to warm areas with medium to bright light. Plant may also be grown cool. Pot with bark and perlite. Plant prefers dry periods between watering. Reduce watering during the winter. Water about once a week.


Image Name Description
Cymbidium dayanum pink Cymbidium dayanum var angustifolium Red lip, pink petals and sepals


Common Name: Phoenix Orchid, Tree Orchid, Day's Cymbidium


  1. Cymbidium acutum Ridl. 1896
  2. Cymbidium alborubens Makino 1902
  3. Cymbidium angustifolium Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920
  4. Cymbidium dayanum subsp. leachianum (Rchb.f.) S.S.Ying 1989
  5. Cymbidium dayanum var. austrojaponicum Tuyama 1941
  6. Cymbidium eburneum var. austrojaponicum (Tuyama) M.Hiroe 1971
  7. Cymbidium eburneum Lindley var dayanum Hkr. f. 1891
  8. Cymbidium leachianum Rchb.f. 1878
  9. Cymbidium poilanei Gagnep. 1931
  10. Cymbidium pulcherrimum Sander 1891
  11. Cymbidium simonsianum King & Pantl. 1895
  12. Cymbidium sutepense Rolfe ex Downie 1925