Cymbidium Species
Stephen Early


Cymbidium rectum

This plant was in cultivation as early as 1902 in the Singapore Botanic Gardens but was lost to cultivation.  New specimens were discovered in 1982.  The name comes from its erect scape up to 40 cm long with approximately 17 flowers.  The flowers are lightly fruit scented and 3 - 4 cm across.  This again has the thick leaves typical of this group.


I do not grow this orchid but would be happy to hear from anyone who does.


Epiphytic in full sun or light shade in open, damp forest.


Sabah, W Malaysia 450 - 800 m

Primary Hybrids

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