Cymbidium madidum

Cym madidum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: Cym. madidum
Binomial name
Cymbidium madidum
Lindley 1840

Cymbidium madidum is a species of Cymbidium from Australia.


Plant flowers in winter with many 2.5 cm fragrant flowers. Flower color varies from olive green with brown stains on the back of the sepals to apple green and yellow green.[1] A pale yellow green variant with densely spaced flowers can be found in Cairns.[1]

The plant was collected by Messrs Rollinson and described in 1840 by Lindley.[1]


Plant is found on rainforest tree limbs on Platycerium species and growing on the forest floor from Queensland to N. New South Wales, Australia from 0 to 2000 meters.[1]


Cymbidium madidum

cym madidium in habitat

Plant should be grown in intermediate to warm areas with medium to bright light. Pot with bark and perlite. Plant prefers dry periods between watering. Reduce watering during the winter. Water about once a week.


Common Name:The Moist Forest Cymbidium, Buttercup Orchid, Northern Cymbidium


  1. Cymbidium albuciflorum F. Mueller 1888
  2. Cymbidium iridifolium A Cunn. 1839
  3. Cymbidium leai Rendle 1898
  4. Cymbidium leroyi St.Cloud 1955
  5. Cymbidium queenianum Klinge 1899


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Cribb, Phillip, and David Du Puy (1988). The Genus Cymbidium (Timber Press). 

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