Caucaea tripterygia

Caucaea tripterygia

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

Caucaea tripterygia is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Caucaea.


Plants bloom from winter to early spring with five to ten flowers.


Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of Ecuador.


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 Three Winged Caucaea


  1. Oncidium tripterygium Rchb.f. 1852.

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