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17a. Cymbidium lowianum var. lowianum

碧玉兰(原变种) bi yu lan (yuan bian zhong)

Cymbidium giganteum Wallich ex Lindley var. lowianum H. G. Reichenbach, Gard. Chron., n.s., 7: 685. 1877; C. hookerianum H. G. Reichenbach var. lowianum (H. G. Reichenbach) Y. S. Wu & S. C. Chen; Cyperorchis lowiana (H. G. Reichenbach) Schlechter.

Flowers 7-9 cm in diam.; lip pale yellow, mid-lobe with a large V-shaped red to pale chestnut blotch at apex. Fl. Apr-May. 2n = 38, 40, 44.

Trees in forests, cliffs along valleys; 1300-1900 m. SE and SW Yunnan [Myanmar, Thailand].


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