Caucaea phalaenopsis plate
Caucaea phalaenopsis from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Caucaea
Schltr. 1920
Type Species
Caucaea radiata

Caucaea is a genus that consist of 10 species. It is abbreviated as Cauc. in horticultural trade.


The genus is distributed through Northern and Western South America usually in Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.


Plants are found growing as epiphytes and they bloom on a erect stem with few flowers.


Grow in cool 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.


The genus is named after the Cauca River in Colombia


  1. Abola Lindl. 1853

Species Edit

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