Cymbidium Species
Stephen Early


Cymbidium faberi

This species has two main varieties var. faberi and var. szechuanicum  The scape is 26 - 62 cm long and erect with 4 - 20 lightly scented flowers.  The flowers are up to 6 cm across. 


I do not grow this plant and have no information on culture as yet.


on steep land or cliffs, often amoungst Miscanthus, in open situations or in shade in low, scrubby forest.



Nepal, N India (N Uttar Pradesh), China (Henan, Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan), Taiwan 1000-3000m

var. faberi

China, Taiwan

var. szechuanicum

China (Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou), Nepal, India (N Uttar Pradesh)

Synonyms and other names

C. scabroserrulatum, C. oiwakensis, C. cerinum, C. fukiense

var. szechuanicum

C. cyperifolium sensu, C. szechuanicum

Primary Hybrids

pumilum (floribundum) x faberi = Oriental Step
sinense x faberi = Hsingda Wishing Star

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