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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Australia.
Cymbidium

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Hawaii

Cymbidium Sw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 2010 Fidilis [122103], Sabah K000396037
Cumberlege [772], Thailand 25538.000
45534.000
45966.000
50209.000
Australia 50217.000
51373.000
76490.000

First published in Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. 6: 70 (1799)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2009). Epidendroideae (Part two) Genera Orchidacearum 5: 1-585. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

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