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Caucaea sanguinolenta

Caucaea sanguinolenta

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


Caucaea sanguinolenta is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Caucaea.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the fall with five to eight 2.2 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Venezuela and Colombia at elevations around 3000 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 Bleeding Caucaea

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Leochilus sanguinolentus Lindl. 1844
  2. Oncidium sanguinolentum (Lindl.) Schltr. 1844

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