Cochlioda chasei D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1994 Drawing by Benmnet & Christenson and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Cool LATER spring

Common Name Chase's Cochlioda [American Born English Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast Current]

Flower Size .7" [1.8 cm]

Found in Amazonas Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphtye with egg to pear-shaped, laterally compressed, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs partially enveloped by several pairs of distichous, overlapping, conduplicate, uppermost leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2, oval to elliptic-oblong, one larger than the other, dark green, acute to rounded, apically notched, narrowing below into the conduplicate, narrow, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, basally, from along the axil, 1 to few flowered inflorescence with 7 to 10 narrowly triangular bracts.

Synonyms Oncidium chasei (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Brittonia 46(1): 26, 2829. Benn. & Christenson 1994 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;

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