!Cochlioda noezliana (Mast. ex L. Linden) Rolfe 1891 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another View Photo by Jay Pfahl

Plant and Flowers Photos by Marius Wasbauer

Yellow Flowered Variety Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Common Name or Meaning Noezl's Cochlioda [Swiss Oorchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1 to 1 4/5" [2.5 to 4.5 cm]

This small to medium sized, cold growing, epiphytic and sometimes lithophitic species has a short rhizome and ovoid, laterally compressed, rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, distichous, foliaceous sheaths and having a single, apical, elliptical leaf that is conduplicate into the petiolate base and is found in cloud forests in Peru and northern Bolivia at elevations of 2000 to 3500 meters and is a shade loving orchid that blooms in the fall and winter on a basal, erect to arcuate, 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising through the lateral leaf axils of a mature pseudobulb with many, widely open flowers.

Synonyms Cochlioda densiflora Lindl. 1853; Cochlioda densiflora f. aurea Roeth & O.Gruss 2003; Cochlioda floryi Rolfe 1911; Cochlioda notzliana Rolfe 1892; Cochlioda noezliana var. superba L.Linden 1898; Mesospinidium densiflorum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1872; *Odontoglossum noezlianum Mast. ex L. Linden 1890; Oncidium noezlianum [Mast.] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 1 1974 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 7 1982 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 520 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0033 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 as C densiflora; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 2 2002 photo; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium noezlianum; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide as C densiflorum; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;