Cymbidium (from the Greek κύμβη - kumbè: vase, cup) is a kind of Orchids originating from the Himalayas, China, Japan, as well as the Asian tropical zones. This genus includes about forty-four botanical species and numerous hybrids, often derived from Chinese and Indian botanical species. These plants can be epiphytic, terrestrial, lithophytic or even saprophytic. They are sympodial-growing: they form tufts of pseudobulbs with long strap leaves. They produce, from autumn to early spring, large floral hamps of exceptional duration, often scented.