Cochlioda vulcanica is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Ridl. in 1886. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Oncidium vulcanicum.
ORIGIN: Found at elevations of 1400 to 3000 meters in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
DESCRIPTION: Cool to cold growing, caespiotse, bifoliate lithophyte, on cliff faces, or epiphyte in the lower reaches of the damp cloud forest high up on exposed branches with an ovoid, laterally compressed pseudobulb having a single, apical, oblong, attenuate to a short, conduplicate petiole, acute leaf that blooms on an basal, axillary, erect to arcuate, to 12 [30 cm] long, racemose inflorescence that is much longer than the leaves and subtended by a leaf or dried leaf sheath with many [6 to 18], widely opening flowers occurring in the late summer and fall on mature pseudobulbs. This species is pollinated by hummingbirds.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 3/4 inch [4 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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