Ida cobbiana

Ida cobbiana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Ida
Species: Ida cobbiana
Binomial name
Ida cobbiana
(B.S.Wms.) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003

Ida cobbiana is a plant belonging to the orchid genus Ida.


Plant is found growing in the wet montane forest of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 200 to 1800 meters


Plant blooms from fall to spring with a single 5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.


Grow in diffused bright light and keep in intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep humidity from 40 to 70%. Water regularly during growing season. The potting media should be a little moist in between waterings. To prevent rot, avoid water from touching leaves. Reduce watering during the winter. Pot plants in 75% fine bark and 25% perlite or in full sphagnum moss.


Common Name:Cobb's Ida


  1. *Lycaste cobbiana B.S.Williams 1885
  2. Lycaste trifoliata F.Lehm. ex Masters 1895

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