Cymbidium lowianum (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f.

in Gard. Chron. N. S. 11: 332, 404, T. 56 (1879).


Cymbidium giganteum var. lowianum Rchb.f. in Gard. Chron. N. S. 7: 685 (1877). (basionyme)

Cymbidium hookerianum var. lowianum (Rchb.f.) S.C.Chen & Wu in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18: 303 (1980).

Cyperorchis lowiana (Rchb.f.) Schltr. in Fedde Repert. 20: 108 (1924).

Cyperorchis iansonii (Rolfe) Schltr. in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 20: 109 (1924).

Cymbidium mandaianum Gower in Orchid Rev. 20: 167 (1912).


Birmanie, Chine, Inde, Laos, Thaïlande, Vietnam.

Chine : Yunnan.

Inde : Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh.

Floraison : _FMAMJ______. Altitude de 1200 à 2400 m.

Description sommaire

Plante épiphyte, lithophyte. Taille de 0 à 100 cm. Feuilles de 0 à 9, de 0-900 × 0-35 mm. Bractées triangulaires. Fleurs de 12 à 30, blanches, jaunes, vertes. Sépale dorsal concave, de 48-57 × 16-18 mm. Labelle trilobé. Chromosomes : 2n=40.


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