Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Cymbidium mastersii Griff. ex Lindl.
Common name : Master's Cymbidium
Habit : Epiphyte
Habitat : Epiphytic or lithophytic, 900-2500m
Comments / notes : Master's Cymbidium is a large sized orchid growing on tress, rocks or occasionally on the ground on humus, moss or rotting wood. It is named for John William Masters, 19th century gardener who worked at the Botanical Garden in Calcutta.
Key identification features : 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.
Flower, Fruit : October-November
Sikkim : Sikkim
West Bengal : West Bengal
Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
Meghalaya : Meghalaya
Assam : Assam
Nagaland : Nagaland
Native : India, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Exotic/Native : Native
Literature : Singh S.K., Agrawala D.K., Jalal J.S., Dash S.S, Mao A.A. and Singh P. (2019). Orchids of India - A pictorial guide. Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. 548 pp.:189