Caucaea universitas-cuencae (Königer & D.Vázquez) Königer 2003 Photo © tokrakow.pl/klub_orchidea

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Common Name The University of Cuencae Caucaea [A university in Ecuador]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with narrowly ovate, laterally compressed, roundly ancipitous pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by opposite, leafless and leaf bearing, conduplicate sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, lanceolate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms on an axillary, erect, racemose, peduncle is much longer than the rachis, 14 to 16" [35 to 40 cm] long, overall, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence arising on a partially developed growth and carrying scentless to faintly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium universitas-cuencae Königer & D.Vázquez 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 as Oncidium universitas-cuencae drawing/photo fide; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 as Oncidium universitas-cuencae photo/drawing fide

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