Cymbidium lowianum

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Cymbidium lowianum


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Cymbidieae
Subtribus: Cymbidiinae
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: Cymbidium lowianum
Varietates: (3)
C. l. var. ailaoense – C. l. var. kalawense – C. l. var. lowianum


Cymbidium lowianum Rchb.f., Gard. Chron. n.s., 11: 332 (1879).


  • Basionym
    • Cymbidium giganteum var. lowianum Rchb.f., Gard. Chron., n.s., 7: 685 (1877).
  • Homotypic
    • Cymbidium hookerianum var. lowianum (Rchb.f.) Y.S.Wu & S.C.Chen, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18: 303 (1980).
    • Cyperorchis lowiana (Rchb.f.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 20: 108 (1924).


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Temperate
    • China
      • China South-Central.
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • Assam,
    • Indo-China
      • Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Low's Cymbidium
中文: 碧玉兰
中文(简体): 碧玉兰

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