Cymbidium sinense is species of the orchid genus Cymbidium. This noble flower is also known as The Chinese Cymbidium, Cymbidium chinense, and Cymbidium fragrans. It was first described in 1805 by German botanist Carl Ludwig Willdenow.
Cymbidium sinense is native to China, Japan, Hainan, Myanmar, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, and the eastern Himalayas. This plant grows in forests. It prefers wet, shaded spots by river banks at about 900-6500ft (300-2000m) above the sea level.
This small terrestrial orchid has egg-shaped pseudobulbs and leaves that are 1-1.5 in (2-3 cm) wide and about 1.5-3 ft (45-100 cm) long. There can also be dwarf varieties of Chinese cymbidiums that are 2 or 3 times smaller than regular ones. During the blooming period, Cymbidium sinense produces strong-scented brownish-purple flowers.