Caucaea alticola (Stacy) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase 2001 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Part shade Cold

Common Name or Meaning The High Elevation Caucaea

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2700 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with narrowly cylindrical, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, linear-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms on a slender, to 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with widely spaced flowers.

Synonyms Caucaea tarquiensis (Stacy) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase 2001; *Oncidium alticola Stacy 1975; Oncidium tarquiense Stacy 1975

References W3 Tropicos, Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as Oncidium alticola; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 10 2000 photo as Oncidium alticola; *Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001; *Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as C tarquiensis; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005 as Oncidium alticolum drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Bakers 2006 as Oncidium alticola