Ornithocephalus bicornis

Ornithocephalus bicornis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Ornithocephalinae
Genus: Ornithocephalus
Species: Orcp. bicornis
Binomial name
Ornithocephalus bicornis
Lindley 1843

Ornithocephalus bicornis is a species in the Ornithocephalus genus.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with many 4mm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in the trees of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, to Venezuela at elevations of 0 to 1100 meters


Plants should be grown in shady conditions with warm temperatures. Plants do best mounted on cork or tree fern fibers and prefer to be dried out between waterings.


Common Name: The Two-Horned Ornithocephalus


  1. Ornithocephalus brachyceras G.A.Romero & Carnevali 2000
  2. Ornithocephalus diceras Schlechter 1922
  3. Ornithocephalus lanuginosus Ames 1921
  4. Ornithocephalus oberonia Rchb.f. 1869
  5. Ornithocephalus stenoglottis Rchb.f. 1886
  6. Ornithocephalus xiphochilus Schltr. 1907
  7. Zygostates costaricensis Nash 1907

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