(pronounced: GROH-bee-ah)


Cymbidieae subtribe Cyrtopodiinae

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Caespitose epiphytes. Pseudobulbs ovoid-subglobose, tapered to a short neck. Leaves several, grass-like. Inflorescences basal arching pedunculate racemes, the floral bracts lanceolate. Sepals and petals free, the dorsal sepal and petals hood-like, the lateral sepals S-shaped resembling frog’s feet. Lip three-lobed, tubular, +/- callus. Column arching, with small apical teeth and a basal appendage, without foot; pollinia 2, subsessile on a common viscidium.


Honoring Lord Grey of Groby, English patron of horticulture and an early orchid grower.


A genus of three species endemic to Brazil.

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Teuscher, H. 1976. Collector’s Item: Grobya, Cymbidium and Cyperorchis. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 45(6):497-506.