Cymbidium erythrostylum

Cymbidium erythrostylum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: Cym. erythrostylum
Binomial name
Cymbidium erythrostylum
Rolfe 1905

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


Plant blooms from summer to fall with four to ten 6 cm wide flowers.

The plant was described by Rolfe from a plant in cultivation in the Royal Botanical garden, Glasnevin which was collected for Messrs Sander from Vietnam by Micholitz in 1891.[1] This species is distinguished by its broad petals and sepals, unusual lip with a short triangular midlobe, and hair like processes on the viscidium.[1]


Plant is found growing on trees Vietnam at elevations around 1500 meters.[1]


Plant should be grown in cool to intermediate areas with medium to bright light. Pot in a loose well drain mix such as bark and perlite. Plant prefers dry periods between watering. Water about once a week.


Common Name:The Red Column Cymbidium


  1. Cyperorchis erythrostyla (Rolfe) Schltr. 1924
  2. Cymbidium erythrostylum var magnificum Hort 1931


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

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