Cymbidium Species
Stephen Early


Cymbidium floribundum

Floribundum varies in colour from a pure colour green to browns and reds.  It flowers readily making a beautiful specimen.  This is a very small growing plant with a scape of 15 - 40 cm carrying between 6 and 45 closely spaced 3 - 4 cm flowers.


We grow and flower this species under shadecloth in Melbourne. If flowers in October for us.


On rocks in shaded gorges, often in pine forest, or in full sun, but also recorded as an epiphyte.



S China, Taiwan, Northern Vietnam, 800 - 2800m


C pumilum, C illiberale, C floribundum var. pumilum

Primary Hybrids

pumilum (floribundum) x canaliculatum = Brown Beauty
floribundum x dayanum
= Doctor Chan-Chin
pumilum (floribundum)
x eburneum = Naganeb
pumilum (floribundum) x elegans = Ides of March
floribundum x ensifolium = Memoria Sui-Ling Li
pumilum (floribundum) x erythrostylum = Cherry Blossom 
pumilum (floribundum) x faberi =
Oriental Step
pumilum (floribundum) x grandiflorium (hookerianum) =
God Only Knows
floribundum x iridioides =
floribundum x mastersii =
floribundum x mastersii =
Starry Sky
pumilum (floribundum) x parishii (sanderae) =
Tea Time
pumilum (floribundum) x sinense =
pumilum (floribundum) x suave =
pumilum (floribundum) x tigrinum = Tiger Moth
floribundum x tortisepalum =
Lianpan's Pumilo
pumilum (floribundum) x tracyanum =
Tiger Baby
pumilum (floribundum) x tracyanum =
suavissimum pro sp
pumilum (floribundum) x niveomarginatum (ensifolium)=
Ichiro Otuka
devonianum x pumilum (floribundum)
= Miss Muffet
ensifolium x pumilium (floribundum) = Elma
finlaysonianum x floribundum = Suzuka Fall
goeringii x pumilum (floribundum) = Petite
insigne x pumilum (floribundum) = Minuet
lowianum x pumilum (floribundum) = Pumilow
madidum x pumilum (floribundum) = Pee Wee
schroederi x floribundum = Pumkin Custard

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