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Caucaea tripterygia

Caucaea tripterygia

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


Caucaea tripterygia is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Caucaea.

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of Ecuador.

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 Three Winged Caucaea

SynonymsEdit

  1. Oncidium tripterygium Rchb.f. 1852.

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