Cymbidium floribundum

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Yellow margin orchid
Cymbidium pumilum larsen-twins 02.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
Subtribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Alliance: Cymbidium
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: C. floribundum
Binomial name
Cymbidium floribundum
Lindl. (1833)
  • Cymbidium pumilum Rolfe (1907)
  • Cymbidium pumilum f. virescens Makino (1912)
  • Cymbidium illiberale Hayata (1914)
  • Cymbidium floribundum var. pumilum (Rolfe) Y.S. Wu & S.C. Chen (1980)

The yellow margin orchid (Cymbidium floribundum) is a species of orchid, also known as the golden leaf-edge orchid or golden-edged orchid.

3-Hydroxyoctanoic acid is a signalling chemical emitted by C. floribundum and recognized by Japanese honeybees (Apis cerana japonica).[1]


  1. ^ Sugahara, M; Izutsu, K; Nishimura, Y; Sakamoto, F (2013). "Oriental orchid (Cymbidium floribundum) attracts the Japanese honeybee (Apis cerana japonica) with a mixture of 3-hydroxyoctanoic acid and 10-hydroxy- (E)-2-decenoic acid". Zoological Science. 30 (2): 99–104. doi:10.2108/zsj.30.99. PMID 23387843.