Discovered in China and described by Rolfe in Bull.Misc. – Inform. Kew 1892: 211 (1892)
Not often seen in collections, will grow well outdoors in temperate regions; best under shade of tree with low branches or similar shrubbery to provide shade and heat from the sun. Needs medium with good drainage, despite needing to be kept moist it will not tolerate being waterlogged.
Photograph shows three plants on display at the D.O.G. Conference, Dresden, Germany. – March 2004.
Syn. Cyp. chinense – Franch. J.Bot. (Morot) 8: 230 (1894).