Cochlioda noezliana plate
Cda. noezliana from
The Orchid Album

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

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


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


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


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.


The genus is named its shell shaped lip callus

Species Edit

Natural HybridsEdit

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