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Caucaea radiata

Caucaea radiata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Caucaea
Species: Cauc. radiata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Caucaea radiata
(Lindl.) Mansf. 1934


Caucaea radiata is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Caucaea.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in fall to winter with around ten 1.3 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 2400 to 2850 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 Ray Shaped Caucaea

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Abola radiata Lindley 1853
  2. Caucaea obscura (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920
  3. Gomesa erectiflora A.D.Hawkes 1950
  4. Leochilus lehmannianus Kraenzl. 1922
  5. Leochilus radiatus (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1922
  6. Mesospinidium radiatum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1864
  7. Oncidium leochiloides Foldats 1969
  8. Oncidium radiatum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. ex Foldats 1970
  9. Rodriguezia obscura F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899

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