Cymbidium suave R.Br.

Frost-hardy epiphytic orchid with non-pseudobulbous stem, to 30cm long, leaves to 40cm long, and arching racemes, to 45cm long, of numerous, small, fleshy, fragrant, yellowish-green flowers in spring or summer.  A very variable species.  [RHSD, Jones, FNSW, Beadle].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1826.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [O.11/1850].  Probably locally obtained.


Published Jan 24, 2010 - 03:48 PM | Last updated Jul 28, 2010 - 03:49 PM

More details about Cymbidium suave R.Br.
Family Orchidaceae
Region of origin

Eastern Australia

Common Name

Grassy boat-lip orchid

Name in the Camden Park Record

Cymbidium suave 

Confidence level high