Cymbidium elegans Lindl.

First published in Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 163 (1833)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Himalaya to S. Central China. It is a pseudobulbous epiphyte or lithophyte and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Ormerod, P., Kurzweil, H. & Watthana, S. (2021). Annotated List of Orchidaceae for Myanmar. Phytotaxa 481: 1-262.
  • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Lucksom, S.Z. (2007). The orchids of Sikkim and North East Himalaya: 1-984. S.Z.Lucksom, India. [Cited as Cymbidium longifolium.]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
s.coll. [7354] Nepal K000852993 Holotype Yes
Kew Expd. Nep. [1179] Nepal K:SPC-58333.000 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 7354] Nepal K001127219 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-42778.000 No

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0