Established by Rolfe in Orchid Review 20: 358 – 1912. as a terrestrial from Central and S/Central China. Photographed at the D.O.G. Conference, Dresden, Germany. – March 2004.
Also known as:
Cyp lanuginosum - Schltr.-Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih 4: 38 (1919).
Cyp pulchrum – Ames. & Schltr.-Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4:39(1919)
Cyp macranthum var. villosum – Hand.-Mazz. Oesterr.Bot.Z.85:227 (1936)
Terestrial – Decidous. Grows well outdoors under the shade of low growing trees, shrubs or bushes. Best in pot of open compost with some moisture retentive element (sterile garden loam) and topped with a non-absorbent grit, with pot immersed to 75% of its height in the garden soil. This practice enables lifting for removal to a cool frost free position, where heavy, severe frost are known. Needs protection from slugs/snails – water regularly when growth is developing after a rest period and give a weak feed occasionally.