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Cymbidium madidum Moist Forest Cymbidium


Moist Forest Cymbidium, Cymbidium madidum


Cymbidium madidum Lindley 1840

Common Name The Moist Forest Cymbidium - The Giant Boat-Lip Orchid

Flower Size 1.1" to 1.15" [2.6 to 2.8 cm]

This species ocurring in Queensland and New South Wales Australia as a large to giant sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte that acts like a terrestrial as it rarely grows on bark, it is found in hollows and crooks of branches where a lot of jungle detritus has collected and it likes shady conditions in or near rainforests of sea level up to 1300 meters in elevation as a large sized, cool to hot growing orchid with conical ovoid pseudobulbs carrying to 10, linear, acute, coriaceous, decurved when long leaves that blooms in the late winter through summer on a basal, pendant to arcuate, few to many flowered, 1 to 2' [30 to 60 cm] long, racemose inflorescence that has faintly fragrant, fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Cymbidium albuciflorum F. Mueller 1888; Cymbidium iridifolium A Cunn. 1839; Cymbidium leai Rendle 1898; Cymbidium leroyi St.Cloud 1955; Cymbidium queenianum Klinge 1899