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Caucaea phalaenopsis

Caucaea phalaenopsis

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


Caucaea phalaenopsis is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Caucaea.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the summer with several 3.75 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Ecuador at elevations of 2700 to 2800 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: Phalaenopsis-Like Caucaea

SynonymsEdit

  1. Oncidium phalaenopsis Lindl. & Rchb. f. 1869
  2. Oncidium cucullatum var phalaenopsis [Lind. & Rchb.f]Nicholson 1901

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