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Caucaea andigena

Caucaea andigena

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Caucaea
Species: Cauc. andigena
Alliance:
Binomial name
Caucaea andigena
(Linden & Rchb. f.) N.H. Williams & M.W. Chase 2001


Caucaea andigena is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Caucaea.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the summer with eight 2.5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 2440 meters.

CultureEdit

Grow in cold to 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.

NamingEdit

Common name: The Andean Caucaea

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Oncidium andigenum Linden & Rchb. f. 1869
  2. Oncidium cucullatum var. andigenum (Linden & Rchb. f.) hort. 1882

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