Orchid (scientific name: Cymbidium ssp.): epiphytic or terrestrial herb, several to many leaves, usually born on the base of the pseudobulb or the lower node, two rows, banded or rarely inverted lanceolate to narrow elliptic, base Generally have a broad sheath and surround the pseudobulb, with joints. Racemes with several flowers or flowers, white, pure white, white green, yellow green, yellowish, pale yellow brown, yellow, red, green, purple.
The orchids in traditional Chinese famous flowers refer only to several kinds of native orchids distributed in Chinese orchids, such as Chunlan, Whelan, Jianlan, Molan and Hanlan, which are commonly referred to as “China Lan”. This kind of orchid is very different from the colorful tropical orchids. There is no striking glamour, no huge flowers, no leaves, but a simple and quiet, elegant and temperament, which is in line with the aesthetic standards of the Orientals. There is more than a thousand years of cultivation history in China.
Chinese people have always regarded orchids as a symbol of high purity and elegance, and juxtaposed with “mei, bamboo, chrysanthemum”, collectively known as “four gentlemen.” Usually, the “Lanzhang” is used to describe the beauty of poetry and the “Lanjiao” is the true meaning of friendship. There are also borrowed Lan to express pure love. “The gas is like Lan Lan, and the heart is not changed.” In May 1985, the orchid was rated as one of the top ten famous flowers in China.