Cymbidium aloifolium

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Aloe-leafed cymbidium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
Subtribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Alliance: Cymbidium
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: C. aloifolium
Binomial name
Cymbidium aloifolium
(L.) Sw.
  • Epidendrum aloifolium L. (1753) (Basionym)
  • Epidendrum pendulum Roxb. (1795)
  • Epidendrum aloides Curtis (1797)
  • Cymbidium pendulum (Roxb.) Sw. (1799)
  • Aerides borassii Buch.-Ham. ex Sm. (1818)
  • Cymbidium erectum Wight (1851)
  • Cymbidium simulans Rolfe (1917)
  • Cymbidium intermedium H.G. Jones (1974)

The aloe-leafed cymbidium (Cymbidium aloifolium) is a species of orchid found in Asia, especially China and southeast Asia from Burma to Sumatra. It can be found growing between rocks or on another plant.[1] The word cymbidium comes from the Greek kumbos meaning "hole, cavity" and the Latin specific name is just a translation of the English "aloe-leafed".[2]