Cymbidiella pardalina

Cymbidiella pardalina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Cymbidiella
Species: Cymla. pardalina
Binomial name
Cymbidiella pardalina
[Rolfe]Rolfe 1918

Cymbidiella pardalina is a species endemic to Madagascar


Plant blooms in the spring with several fragrant 10 cm flowers.


The plant is found growing in tropical forest on palm trees along with Platycerium madagascarensis in Madagascar at 800 to 1300 meters in elevation.


Plant should be grown in well drain medium such as medium bark, tree fern or full sphagnum moss. Plants are usually grown in baskets. Keep plant in intermediate to warm temperatures in semi shady conditions. Keep mix moist but not wet and reduce watering a little bit in the winter.


Common Name: The Red-Lipped Cymbidiella


  1. Cymbidiella rhodochila (Rolfe) Rolfe, Orchid Rev. 26: 58 (1918).
  2. Caloglossum rhodochilum (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918
  3. Cymbidiella pardalina [Rchb.f] Garay 1976
  4. Cymbidium rhodochilum Rolfe 1904
  5. Grammangis pardalina Rchb.f 1885

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