Published in Orchid Rev. 8: 191 in 1900.
Basionym of Cymbidium lowianum var. iansonii (Rolfe) P.J.Cribb & Du Puy - accepted by Flora of China, Tropicos, whereas Kew and PlantList show the accepted name as Cymbidium lowianum var. kalawense (Colyear) Govaerts. The International Orchid Register shows it as not being a synonym.