Caucaea nubigena

Caucaea nubigena

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Caucaea
Species: Cauc. nubigena
Binomial name
Caucaea nubigena
(Lindl.) N.H. Williams & M.W. Chase 2001

Caucaea nubigena is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Caucaea.


Plants bloom from fall to winter with three to twelve 3.75 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at 2500 to 3500 meters


Grow in cold to 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 Mist Growing Caucaea


  1. Oncidium cucullatum Lindl. 1838
  2. Oncidium cucullatum Lindl. var. dolabratum J.E.Stacy 1975
  3. Oncidium cucullatum Lindl. var. macrochilum Lindl. 1855
  4. Oncidium cucullatum var. nubigenum (Lindl.) Lindl. 1855
  5. *Oncidium nubigenum Lindl.1833
  6. Oncidium olivaceum var. macrochilum (Lindl.) Sander 1901
  7. Oncidium olivaceum var. nubigenum (Lindl.) Sande 1901