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Master's Cymbidium   
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Master's Cymbidium
ative Photo: K.L. Chaudhary
Common name: Master's Cymbidium
Botanical name: Cymbidium mastersii    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Cyperorchis mastersii, Cymbidium affine, Cymbidium micromeson

Master's Cymbidium is a large sized orchid growing on tress, rocks or occasionally on the ground on humus, moss or rotting wood. It has elongate-ellipsoid, stem-like pseudobulbs carrying 6-17, leaves in two ranks. which are strap-shaped, arched, tapering, unequally bilobed at the tip. It blooms on an axillary, somewhat erect, few to several (2-15) flowered, sheathed, 10-12 inches long inflorescence with close set, fragrant flowers. Master's Cymbidium is found in Assam, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Myanamar, Myanamar, N. Thailand and China at elevations of 900-2400 m, in evergreen forests.

Identification credit: K.L. Chaudhary
Photographed in Shillong, Meghalaya.
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