Cymbidium Species
Stephen Early


Cymbidium finlaysonianum

This is another thick leaved species whose racemes grow as the flowers open.  The scape is between 20 and 140 cm long with between 7 and 26 flowers.  The flowers are weakly fruit scented and 4 - 5.7 cm across.


We find that this grows and flowers well in out heated house which has a minimum of 12 C. It flowers between January and March in Melbourne.


On trees in open lowland forest or secondary forest, usually near the coast, or on exposed coastal rocks, sometimes colonizing rubber palm and other lowland tree crops.


S Vietnam, Cambodia, S Thailand, W Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sabah, the Philippines and Sulwaesi 0 - 300 m.

Synonyms and other names

C. pendulum sensu, C. wallichii, C. pendulum var. brevilabre, C. tricolor, C. alifolium sensu

Primary Hybrids

finlaysonianum x canaliculatum = Iris Bannochie 
finlayssonianum x dayanum =
finlaysonianum x ensifolium
= Faridah Hashim
finlaysonianum x floribundum = Suzuka Fall
finlaysonianum x lowianum = Bill Bailey
finlaysonianum x suave =
Silicon Chip
aloifolium x finlaysoniamum =
madidum x finlaysonianum =
Francis Hunte

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