Cyrtochilum tricostatum

Cyrtochilum tricostatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Cyrtochilum
Species: Cyr. tricostatum
Binomial name
Cyrtochilum tricostatum
Kraenzl. 1922

Cyrtochilum tricostatum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Cyrtochilum.


Plants blooms in the fall with many 1.5 cm flowers.


Plants are found growing on mossy trees in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2000 to 2800 meters


Grow in cool conditions with moderate light. Water the plant right before the potting mix starts to dry. Plants should be potted in a well drain medium such as medium fir bark.


Common name: The Three Ribbed Cyrtochilum


  1. Oncidium ovatilabium C. Schweinf. 1946
  2. Oncidium tricostatum (Kraenzl.) Garay 1970
  3. Trigonochilum tricostatum (Kraenzl.) Königer & Schildh 1994

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