Orchids Wiki
Cochlioda

Cochlioda noezliana plate.jpg
Cda. noezliana from
The Orchid Album

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Alliance:
Genus: Cochlioda
Lindley 1853
Type Species
Cochlioda densiflora


Cochlioda, abbreviated Cda in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids.

Distribution[]

The genus is distributed in montane regions of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. They are found growing on mossy branches and gravely soil

Description[]

The flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds. Cochliodia is highly used in the hybridization of oncidium hybrids.

Culture[]

Grow plants in cool temperatures in moderate light. Water plant when mix drys. During the winter give plants a slight dryout between waterings. Water approximately once a week. Pot with medium fir bark.

Naming[]

The genus is named its shell shaped lip callus


Species[]

Natural Hybrids[]

  • Cochlioda × floryi (C. noezliana × C. rosea)