Cymbidium erythraeum

Cymbidium erythraeum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: Cym. erythraeum
Binomial name
Cymbidium erythraeum
Lindl. 1859

Cymbidium erythraeum is a species of Cymbidium.


Plant blooms from late summer to fall with five to fourteen 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing in the coniferous forest of Kumaon, Sikkium, and Assam states of India; Nepal; Bhutan; Myanamar; Yunnan; Sichuan; and Xizang China; and Vietnam at elevations of 1000 to 2800 meters


Plant should be grown in cool 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 Red-Spotted Lippe Cymbidium


  1. Cymbidium hennisianum Schltr. 1918
  2. Cyperorchis hennisiana (Schltr.) Schltr. 1924
  3. Cymbidium longifolium Lindley 1833
  4. Cyperorchis longifolia (D.Don) Schltr 1924

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