Cochleanthes aromatica

Cochleanthes aromatica

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Cochleanthes
Species: Cnths. aromatica
Binomial name
Cochleanthes aromatica
[Rchb.f] Schultes & Garay 1954

Cochleanthes aromatica is a species of genus Cochleanthes


Plants bloom from summer to fall with a single flower. Flowers are fragrant and 8.75 to 12.5 cm wide.


Plants are found in the forest of Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters


Keep plant at intermediate 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 Aromatic Cochleanthes


  1. Bollea wendlandi Rchb. f. 1888
  2. Bollea wendlandiana Rchb.f
  3. Chondrorhyncha aromatica [Rchb.f] P.H.Allen 1949
  4. Huntleya aromatica Batem 1837
  5. Warscewiczella aromatica [Rchb.f]Rchb.f 1863
  6. Warscewiczella wendlandii [Rchb.f]Schlechter 1918
  7. Zygopetalum aromaticum Rchb. f. 1852
  8. Zygopetalum wendlandi Rchb. f. 1866

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