Caucaea macrotyle (Königer & J.Portilla) Königer 2003

Photo by © Alex in situ and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Koniger and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Cold

Common Name or Meaning The Large Callosity Caucaea

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at higher elevations as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with narrowly ovate, rounded, ancipitous, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, thinly coriaceous, lanceolate, acute apically, plicate towards the base leaves that blooms on a racemose, arising from the half-developed new growth, about 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, peduncle erect, straight, about 7.2" [18 cm] long, rachis commonly 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Oncidium macrotyle Königer & J.J. Portilla 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Arcula 14: 360 Koniger & J J Portilla 2003 as Oncidium macrotyle drawing fide; *Arcula 14: 360 Koniger 2003; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Onc macrotyle; Oncidium Vol 3 Koniger 2007 as Oncidium macrotyle drawing/photo fide;