Cochleanthes candida

Cochleanthes candida

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Cochleanthes
Species: Cnths. candida
Binomial name
Cochleanthes candida
(Lindl.) R.E. Schult. & Garay 1959

Cochleanthes candida is a species of genus Cochleanthes


Plants bloom from late fall to winter with a single 3 cm wide fragrant flower.


Plants are found in southeastern coastal forest of Brazil at elevations of 200 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 Snow-White Cochleanthes


  1. Huntleya candida Hort. 1851
  2. Huntleya radians Hort 1860
  3. *Warrea candida Lindl. 1850-1
  4. Warszewiczella candida Rchb.f 1852
  5. Zygopetalum candidum 1863

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