Cochlioda vulcanica

Cochlioda vulcanica

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Cochlioda
Species: Cda. vulcanica
Binomial name
Cochlioda vulcanica
(Rchb. f.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex B.D. Jacks. 1893

Cochlioda vulcanica is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cochlioda.


Plants bloom from summer to fall with six to eight 4 cm wide flowers. Flowers are pollinated by humming birds.


Plants are found growing on cliff faces in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1400 to 3000 meters


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.


Common name: The Volcano Cochlioda


  1. Cochlioda vulcanica var. splendens Froebel ex Cogn. 1898
  2. *Mesospinidium vulcanicum Rchb. f. 1872
  3. Oncidium vulcanicum [Rchb.f] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

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