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Caucaea phalaenopsis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
Subtribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Caucaea
Type species
Caucaea obscura
(syn of C. radiata)
(F. Lehm. & Kraenzl.)Schltr.

Caucaea is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It contains 9 currently recognized species, all native to northwestern South America.[1]

  1. Caucaea alticola (Stacy) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase - Ecuador
  2. Caucaea andigena (Linden & Rchb.f.) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase - Ecuador
  3. Caucaea macrotyle (Königer & J.Portilla) Königer - Ecuador
  4. Caucaea nubigena (Lindl.) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase - Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru
  5. Caucaea olivacea (Kunth) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase - Ecuador, Colombia
  6. Caucaea phalaenopsis (Linden & Rchb.f.) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase - Ecuador, Colombia
  7. Caucaea radiata (Lindl.) Mansf. - Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela
  8. Caucaea sanguinolenta (Lindl.) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase - Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela
  9. Caucaea tripterygia (Rchb.f.) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase - Ecuador, Peru

See also[edit]


  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2009). Epidendroideae (Part two). Genera Orchidacearum 5: 235 ff. Oxford University Press.
  • Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Caucaea at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Caucaea at Wikispecies