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Cymbidium devonianum

Cymbidium devonianum.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: Cym. devonianum
Binomial name
Cymbidium devonianum
Paxton 1843

Cymbidium devonianum is a species of Cymbidium is found in asia.


Plants bloom from spring to summer with around thirty five 3.75 cm wide flowers.

Cymbidium devonianum was first flowered in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire Chatsworth, Britain in 1843.[1] It was first collected by Gibson in the Khasia Hills of North India in 1837.[1] The species was later described by Paxton in the Magazine of Botany in 1843.[1] In 1983 The species was discovered growing in the scrublands containing Rhodendron lyi and Agapetes saxicola Northern Thailand by Du Puy and Seidenfaden.[1]

This species is used in the breeding of many miniature hybrids.[1] Its leaves are similar to Cymbidium lancifolium but thicker in texture.[1] There is variation in the red-brown color of the sepals and petals and the number of leaves produced per a pseudobulb.[1]

New growth occurs from June to November.[1] The plant tends to not produce new growths until the flowers have finished.[1]


Plant is found growing on trees and mossy rocks in Assam and Meghalaya India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations of 1450 to 2200 meters[1]


Plant should be grown in cool to intermediate areas with medium to bright light. Pot in a loose well drain mix such as bark and perlite. Plant prefers dry periods between watering. Reduce watering during the winter. Water about once a week.


Image Name Description
Cymbidium devonianum1.jpg Cymbidium devonianum variant Sepals and petals are brown with purple, lip is light purple with several spots


Common Name: Devon's Cymbidium


  1. Cymbidium sikkimense Hooker f.1890



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Cribb, Phillip, and David Du Puy (1988). The Genus Cymbidium (Timber Press).