Cochleanthes amazonica

Cochleanthes amazonica1

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Cochleanthes
Species: Cnths. amazonica
Binomial name
Cochleanthes amazonica
[Rchb.f & Warsc.]R.E. Schult. & Garay 1959

Cochleanthes amazonica is a species of genus Cochleanthes


Plants bloom in from fall to early spring with a single 10 cm wide flower


Plants are found in wet shady forest of Amazon Basin of Brazil, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 150 to 1000 meters


Keep plant at cool to warm temperatures with high humidity. Keep plant in shade to moderate light. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite. Plant is best grown in a basket Potting media should never be allowed to dry out.


Common Names: The Amazon Cochleanthes


  1. Chondrorhyncha amazonica [Rchb.f & Warsc.]A.D.Hawkes 1965
  2. *Warscewiczella amazonica Rchb.f & Warscew 1854
  3. Warscewiczella lindeni (Rolfe) hort 1892
  4. Zygopetalum amazonicum (Rchb. f. & Warsz.) Rchb. f. 1863
  5. Zygopetalum lindeni Rolfe 1892

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