Caucaea phalaenopsis

Caucaea phalaenopsis

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

Caucaea phalaenopsis is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Caucaea.


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


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


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

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