Cymbidium madidum

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Northern Cymbidium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
Subtribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Alliance: Cymbidium
Genus: Cymbidium
Species: C. madidum
Binomial name
Cymbidium madidum
Lindl. (1840)
  • Cymbidium iridifolium A. Cunn. ex Lindl. (1839)
  • Cymbidium albuciflorum F.Muell. (1859)
  • Cymbidium leai Rendle (1898)
  • Cymbidium queeneanum Klinge (1900)
  • Cymbidium leroyi St. Cloud (1955)
  • Cymbidium madidum var. leroyi (St.Cloud) Menninger (1961)

The Northern Cymbidium (Cymbidium madidum) is a species of plant in the Orchidaceae family, also known as the Buttercup Orchid and Moist Forest Cymbidium.

Australian aborigines and early European settlers used pseudobulbs of Cymbidium madidum for dysentery and its seeds were used as an oral contraceptive.[1]


  1. ^ Hossain MM.,"Therapeutic orchids: traditional uses and recent advances--an overview." Fitoterapia. 2011 Mar;82(2):102-40
  • Edwards's Bot. Reg. 26(Misc.): 9 (1840).