Cymbidium bicolor

Cymbidium bicolor

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: Cym. bicolor
Binomial name
Cymbidium bicolor
Lindl. 1833

Cymbidium bicolor is a species of Cymbidium from Asia.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with up to twenty six 4.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing on trees in the semi deciduous forest of Southern China, Vietnam, Pennisular Malaysia, Borneo, Sulawesi, Java, Sumatra and the Philippines at elevations of 800 to 1100 meters


Plant should be grown in cool to warm areas with medium to bright light. Pot with bark and perlite. Plant prefers dry periods between watering. Reduce watering during the winter. Water about once a week.


Common Name: The Two-Colored Cymbidium


  1. Cymbidium aloifolium Sensu Bl. 1825
  2. Cymbidium aloifolium var pubescens [Lindl.] Ridl. 1911
  3. Cymbidium bicolor subsp. obtusum Du Puy & P.J.Cribb 1988
  4. Cymbidium bicolor subsp. pubescens (Lindl.) Du Puy & P.J.Cribb 1988
  5. Cymbidium celibicum [Schlechter]Schtr. 1925; Cymbidium flaccidum Schltr. 1913
  6. Cymbidium pubescens Lindl. 1840
  7. Cymbidium pubescens Lindl. var celibicum Schlechter 1911

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