Comparettia falcata plate
Comparettia falcata from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Comparettia
Poepp.& Endl. 1836
Type Species
Comparettia falcata

Comparettia, abbreviated Comp in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids. It consists of 14 species


The species are usually distributed throughout tropical America, in particular the Andes. Plants are found growing on small twigs and branches at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters.


Flowers usually have a kidney shape lip with basal projections


Grow plants in cool temperatures in shady to moderate light. Water plant when mix is about to dry. Plant should never be allow to dry out completely. Water approximately two to three times a week. Pot with fine fir bark or tree fern fibers.


The genus is named after Italian botanist A. Comparetti

Species Edit

Natural HybridsEdit

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