Caucaea cucullata (Lindl.) N.H. Williams & M.W. Chase 2001 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name or Meaning The Cowl-Carrying Caucaea

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca State, in southern Colombia as wellas northern Ecuador at elevations of 2500 to 4000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with clustered, egg to slightly pear-shaped, slightly compressed pseudobulbs are enveloped basally by several imbricating leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, linear to narrowly lanceolate, slightly leathery, acute leaves which blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, erect, to suberect, racemose to loosely paniculate, fractiflex, several [8 to 12] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying showy flowers.

Sometimes cited as a synonym of either C nubigena or C olivaceum but both seem to have visual differences that separate them.

Synonyms *Oncidium cucullatum Lindl. 1838; Oncidium cucullatum Lindl. var. macrochilum Lindl. 1855; Oncidium olivaceum var. macrochilum (Lindl.) Sander 1901

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Oncidium cucullatum; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Oncidium cucullatum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Oncidium cucullatum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Oncidium cucullatum drawing fide; Orchidaenfloren Kordillerenstaaten 2: Colombia Schlechter 1920; Das Pflanzenreich; Orchidaceae-Monandre, Tribus Oncidinae-Odontoglosseae Pars II Kranzl. [1922] 1957 as Oncidium cucullatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 11 1958 drawing as Oncidium cucullatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 11 1963 photo as Oncidium cucullatum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Oncidium cucullatum; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1982 as Oncidium cucullatum; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982 as Oncidium cucullatum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchdis Hawkes 1987 as Oncidium cucullatum; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995 as Oncidium cucullatum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 photo as Oncidium cucullatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 10 2000 photo as Oncidium cucullata; *Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing fde; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 as Oncidium cucullatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 11 2005 photo as Oncidium cuculatum; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Bakers 2006 as Oncidium cucullatum; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Bakers 2006 as Oncidium cucullatum var dolabratum; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Bakers 2006 as Oncidium cucullatum var macrochilum; ;

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