Cymbidium hookerianum Rchb.f.

Hooker's Cymbidium

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cymbidium

Category: Houseplant


Blooms winter to spring, inflorescence to 30" long, triangular floral bracts. Fragrant flowers, long-lasting, to 5" diameter.


Published in Gard. Chron. 7 in 1866. A magnificent species, with the habit of Cymbidium giganteum, but with larger flowers of a pale Apple green ; the lip and column being whitish, with numerous purple blotches. The delicacy of colours is very beautiful.

Native to Nepal, Bhutan.

Also published in Bot. Mag. 92: 5574 in 1866.


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