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Caucaea nubigena

Caucaea nubigena

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


Caucaea nubigena is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Caucaea.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from fall to winter with three to twelve 3.75 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at 2500 to 3500 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 Mist Growing Caucaea

SynonymsEdit

  1. Oncidium cucullatum Lindl. 1838
  2. Oncidium cucullatum Lindl. var. dolabratum J.E.Stacy 1975
  3. Oncidium cucullatum Lindl. var. macrochilum Lindl. 1855
  4. Oncidium cucullatum var. nubigenum (Lindl.) Lindl. 1855
  5. *Oncidium nubigenum Lindl.1833
  6. Oncidium olivaceum var. macrochilum (Lindl.) Sander 1901
  7. Oncidium olivaceum var. nubigenum (Lindl.) Sande 1901

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