Scientific name Cymbidium aloifolium
Higher classification Boat orchid
|Similar Orchids, Boat orchid, Cymbidium dayanum, Cymbidium bicolor, Cymbidium finlaysonianum|
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. 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".