Mexicoa ghiesbrechtiana

Mexicoa ghiesbrechtiana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Mexicoa
Species: Mxc. ghiesbrechtiana
Binomial name
Mexicoa ghiesbrechtiana
(A. Rich. & Galeotti) Garay 1974

Mexicoa ghiesbrechtiana is an epiphytic orchid from South America. It use to be called Oncidium ghiesbrechtiana, But was moved to its own genus by Garay in 1974 Because of its different floral properties.


Plant blooms from spring to fall with three to six 4 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the oak forest of Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Mexico and Oaxaca states of Mexico at elevations around 1400 to 2300 meters


Grow plant in cold to warm temperatures and with moderate light.


Common name: Gheisbreght's Mexicoa


  1. Odontoglossum warneri Lindley 1845
  2. *Oncidium ghiesbreghtianum A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845
  3. Oncidium warneri [Lindley]Lindley 1855

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