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Cymbidium madidum Lindl.
Family Orchidaceae
Cymbidium madidum Lindl. APNI*

Description: Epiphyte or occasionally an epilith with sympodial growth; pseudobulbs compressed, ovoid to narrow-ovoid, 6–25 cm long, 2–6 cm wide.

Leaves linear, 20–90 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, leathery, flexible, slightly V-shaped in cross section.

Inflorescence 20–80 cm long, 12–70-flowered, pendent, basal; pedicel plus ovary 10–33 mm long. Sepals and lateral petals usually olive green. Sepals 9–17 mm long, 4–9 mm wide. Labellum 10.5–13.5 mm long, lacking keels, with a shallow, viscid depression from the base to the base of the midlobe, yellow with a conspicuous red-brown stripe on the disc.


Distribution and occurrence: in the hollows of trees or in clumps of epiphytic ferns or occasionally on rocks, in rainforest or wet sclerophyll forest; north from the Clarence R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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