Cymbidium Species
Stephen Early


Cymbidium cyperfolium

This species has two main subspecies subspecies cyperfolium and subspecies indochinense.  Its scape is 23 - 43 cm, erect and carrying 4 - 7 lemon scented flowers.  The flowers are are 4 - 5 cm and vary from green to yellow. Plants of aliciae were thought to be a form of cyperfolium but are now considered as a seperate species.


I have not grown this plant.


Temperate rainforest or bamboo forest on steep banks of boulders and loam, in shade.


Nepal, N E India (Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim), Bhutan, S China, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines (Luzon) 1500-2750m (300 - 900m in Indo-China)

subspecies cyperifolium

Nepal, N E India, Bhutan, S China

subspecies indochinense

Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines

Synonyms and other names

C. viridiflorum, C. carnosum, Cyperorchis wallichii, C. aliciaePrimary Hybrids

Primary Hybrids

lancifolium x cyperfolium = Jade Rabbit

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