Brassia cochleata

Brassia cochleata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Brassia
Species: Brs. cochleata
Binomial name
Brassia cochleata
Knowles & Westc. 1838

Brassia cochleata is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Brassia.


Plants bloom in the spring with seven to eleven 5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil at elevations of 265 to 1200 meters


Grow in warm conditions with moderate light. Water the plant right before the potting mix starts to dry. Plants should be potted in a well drain medium such as medium fir bark.


Common name: The twisted Brassia


  1. Brassia angusta Lindl. 1844
  2. Brassia lawrenceana Lindl. 1841
  3. Oncidium lawrenceanum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1864
  4. Oncidium lawrenceanum var. angustum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. :

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