Caucaea olivacea

Caucaea olivacea

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

Caucaea olivacea is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Caucaea.


Plants bloom at any season with eight to twelve 3.75 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing on tree trunks in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2300 to 3960 meters


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.


Common name: The Olive-Green Caucaea


  1. Oncidium cucullatum subvar. olivaceum (Kunth) H.J. Veitch 1892
  2. Oncidium cucullatum var. giganteum hort. 1882
  3. Oncidium cucullatum var. oliveaceum [HBK] Gower Oncidium olivaceum Kunth 1816
  4. Oncidium olivaceum var. giganteum (hort.) Stacey 1975

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