NORTHERN CYMBIDIUM FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Buttercup Orchid, Giant Boat-Lip Orchid
Northern Cymbidium is an epiphytic or ground growing orchid. It forms large clumps with pseudobulbs growing to about 20 cm long. The leaves are long and narrow and can grow to 90 cm long and 4 cm wide. The plant produces clusters of flowers in racemes up to 60 cm in length. The raceme may contain several dozen flowers and each individual flower is about 3 cm across. Flowers are green or brownish, and the labellum has darker markings on the inside. Flowering is in spring and summer from August until February.
grows in woodland, rainforest, riverside forest, where it grows in tree hollows, tree forks, stumps and fallen logs. It is also found growing on the ground or on rocks.
Cymbidium madidum is found in northern New South Wales and eastern Queensland as far north as Cape York peninsula.
|Common Name:||Northern Cymbidium|
Relatives in same Genus