Cymbidium goeringii is a beautiful species of the genus Cymbidium. It is native to Japan, China, Korea, and the eastern and western Himalayas. This orchid species is known by such names: Cymbidium forrestii, Cymbidium goeringii var. mackinnonii, Cymbidium mackinnonii, Cymbidium virescens, Cymbidium yunnanense, Maxillaria goeringii, and Cymbidium uniflorum.
Cymbidium goeringii usually grows in forests and rocky slopes at around 300-3000 meters above sea level. It is a small plant with tiny (up to 1 in/2.5 cm) pseudobulbs located by its leaf bases. Each orchid has leaves about 15-40 cm (0.5-1.5 ft) long and 0.5-1 cm wide. Cymbidium goeringii prefer to bloom in winter and spring. Each stem produces a 1-2 in (2-5 cm) 1-flowered inflorescence. The flowers are normally yellowy-green with brownish veins and have a strong scent that may remind you of lemon, lily of the valley, or jasmine.