25. Cymbidium concinnum Z. J. Liu & S. C. Chen, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 44: 179. 2006.
丽花兰 li hua lan
Plants epiphytic, autotrophic. Pseudobulbs subovoid, bilaterally flattened, 4-8 × 2.5-3.6 cm, enclosed in leaf bases. Leaves 13-18, lorate, 30-75 × 0.9-1.4 cm, leathery, articulate 5-12 cm from base, apex acuminate and unlobed. Inflorescence arising from leaf axils, arching, 40-60 cm; peduncle with several sheaths; rachis laxly 18-22-flowered; floral bracts triangular, 2-3 mm. Flowers scented, opening widely, 5-6 cm in diam.; pedicel and ovary 22-27 mm; sepals and petals cream-yellow with pale purple-red venation composed of many small spots; lip cream-yellow with pale purple-red striations on lateral lobes and a purple-red, V-shaped patch and short longitudinal line of same color on mid-lobe, lamellae yellowish with purple-red spots. Sepals narrowly obovate-oblong, slightly concave, 43-46 × ca. 10 mm, apex acute; lateral sepals slightly oblique. Petals falcate, broadly linear, 42-44 × 7-9 mm, apex acute; lip elliptic-obovate, 35-38 mm, base fused to basal margins of column for 2-3 mm, 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect and clasping column; mid-lobe subcordate or broadly ovate, 9-11 × 9-11 mm, margin undulate; disk minutely hairy, with 2 lamellae; lamellae extending to near base of mid-lobe, hairy, convergent and sometimes fusing with each other at their apices. Column 30-32 mm, winged, hairy on ventral surface. Fl. Oct-Nov.
● Trees in broad-leaved forests; ca. 2300 m. W Yunnan (Lushui).
Among the present authors, Cribb observes that this taxon is close to Cymbidium mastersii and may be of hybrid origin, with C. mastersii likely to be one of the parents, possibly with introgression from C. iridioides or C. lowianum. Artificial hybrids of C. mastersii with C. lowianum and its allies closely resemble C. concinnum. Chen observes that, if C. concinnum is of hybrid origin, the parents may be C. mastersii and C. tigrinum.