Cochleanthes discolor

Cochleanthes discolor Cindy

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Cochleanthes
Species: Cnths. discolor
Binomial name
Cochleanthes discolor
[Lindley]R.E.Schultes 1954

Cochleanthes discolor is a species of genus Cochleanthes


Plants bloom from spring to fall with a single 7.5 cm fragrant flower.


Plants are found on trees branches in the lower montane forest of Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations of 700 to 1850 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:


  1. Chondrorhyncha discolor [Lindley]P.H.Allen 1949
  2. *Warrea discolor Lindley 1849; Warscewiczella discolor [Lindley] Rchb.f 1852
  3. Zygopetalum discolor [Lindley] Rchb.f 1861

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