Caucaea tripterygia (Rchb.f.) N.H.Williams & M.W.Chase 2001 Photo by Bill Bergstrom and Bergstrom Orchids Homepage

Common Name The Three-Winged Caucaea

Flower Size 1"+ [2.5+ cm]

Found in northern Peru and Ecuador at elevations around 3000 meters as a cold growing orchid that blooms in the spring.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms *Oncidium tripterygium Rchb. f. 1852

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Oncidium tripterygium drawing; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium tripterygium; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 10 2000Oncidium tripterygium photo fide; *Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Oncidium triptygerium;