Cochleanthes flabelliformis

Cochleanthes flabelliformis

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

Cochleanthes flabelliformis is a species of genus Cochleanthes


Plants bloom in the summer with a single 7.5 cm wide fragrant flower.


Plants are found in shady forest of Jamaica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil at elevations of 800 to 1200


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 Fan-Shaped Cochleanthes


  1. Chondrorhyncha flabelliformis (Sw.) Alai 1962
  2. Cochleanthes fragrans Raf. 1836
  3. Cymbidium flabellifolium Griseb. 1864
  4. Cymbidium flabelliforme (Sw.) Sw 1799
  5. *Epidendrum flabelliforme Sw. 1788
  6. Eulophia cochlearis (Lindl.) Steud. 1840
  7. Eulophia cochleata Hort. 1838
  8. Huntleya imbricata Hort. ex Rchb.f 1852
  9. Pescatorea cochlearis Rolfe 1906
  10. Warszewiczella cochlearis [Lindley] Rchb.f 1852
  11. Warszewiczella cochleata [Lindley] Barb. Rodr. 1883
  12. Warczewiczella flabelliformis (Sw.) Cogn. 1909
  13. Warczewiczella gibeziae Rchb.f 1892
  14. Zygopetalum cochleare Lindley 1836
  15. Zygopetalum cochleatum Paxt 1838
  16. Zygopetalum conchaceum Hoffm.1863
  17. Zygopetalum flabelliforme (Sw.) Rchb. f. 1861
  18. Zygopetalum gibeziae N.E.Br. 1888

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