Cymbidium parishii

Cymbidium parishii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: Cym. parishii
Binomial name
Cymbidium parishii
Rchb. f. 1874

Cymbidium parishii is a species of Cymbidium.


Plant blooms from late spring to summer with two to three flowers. Flowers are fragrant. This plant is similar to Cymbidium sanderae but differs by blooming from between the leave attachments to the pseudobulbs.

The plant was first discovered in Burma by Reverend Charles Parish in 1859 who later sent plants to Messer Low, and dried flowers to Hooker at Kew.[1] Hooker considered the plant as a variety of Cymbidium eburneum, and published it in 1872.[1] Reichenbach examined the dried flowers in 1872 and published the plant as Cymbidium parishii in 1874.[1] The flowers differ from Cymbidium eburneum by being smaller and having a callus that extends near the base of the midlobe.[1]


Plant is found growing in the montane forest of Myanmar at elevations around 1500 meters.[1]


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: Parish's Cymbidium


  1. Cymbidium eburneum var parishii [Rchb.f] Hookr. f. 1891
  2. Cyperorchis parishii (Rchb.f.) Schltr.1924


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Cribb, Phillip, and David Du Puy (1988). The Genus Cymbidium (Timber Press). 

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