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Cochlioda

Cochlioda noezliana plate
Cda. noezliana from
The Orchid Album

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Alliance:
Genus: Cochlioda
Lindley 1853
Type Species
Cochlioda densiflora


Cochlioda, abbreviated Cda in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids.

DistributionEdit

The genus is distributed in montane regions of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. They are found growing on mossy branches and gravely soil

DescriptionEdit

The flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds. Cochliodia is highly used in the hybridization of oncidium hybrids.

CultureEdit

Grow plants in cool temperatures in moderate light. Water plant when mix drys. During the winter give plants a slight dryout between waterings. Water approximately once a week. Pot with medium fir bark.

NamingEdit

The genus is named its shell shaped lip callus


Species Edit

Natural HybridsEdit

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