Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

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

Family Orchidaceae
Region of origin

Eastern Australia

Common Name

Grassy boat-lip orchid

Name in the Camden Park Record

Cymbidium suave 

Confidence level high