Cymbidium borneense

Cymbidium borneense

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: Cym. borneense
Binomial name
Cymbidium borneense
J.J. Wood 1983

Cymbidium borneense is a species of Cymbidium is found in asia.


Plant flowers from spring to fall with three to six 4 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of coconuts.

The plant was first described by J.J. Wood in 1983 from material collected in northern Sarawak.[1] The plant has also been found in Sabah by Du Puy and Lamb in 1984 which were bloomed in Kew.[1]


Plant is found growing in the rich humus soil of the montane forest in northern Borneo at elevations of 100 to 1300 meters.[1] The plants are found in the lowland rain forest in Sarawak and in the montane forest of Sabah[1]


Plant should be grown in 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 Borneo Cymbidium


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Cribb, Phillip, and David Du Puy (1988). The Genus Cymbidium (Timber Press). 

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