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Author: Robert Allen Rolfe, 1890
Family:  ORCHIDACEAE
Origin:  Northern Bolivia, Peru
Soil:  No, Epiphytic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Bright Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Pseudobulbs
Names:  Noezl's Cochlioda
Synonyms:  Might be: Oncidium noezlianum, M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams, 2008.
Odontoglossum noezlianum,
Fenton John Anthony Hort.
Cochlioda beyrodtiana, Schltr.
Cochlioda densiflora,
Lindl.
Cochlioda densiflora f. aurea,
Roeth & O.Gruss.
Cochlioda floryi,
Rolfe.
Cochlioda miniata,
L.Linden.
Mesospinidium densiflorum,
Rchb.f.
Odontoglossum cochlioda,
Rchb.f.
Odontoglossum noezlianum,
Mast.
Odontoglossum noezlianum f. aureum,
O.Gruss & Schettler.
Oncidium andinum Molinari
Oncidium beyrodtioides,
M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams.
Oncidium densiflorum,
M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams
Oncidium floryi,
M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams.
Oncidium miniatum,
M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams.

This member of the Orchidaceae family was given this name by Robert Allen Rolfe in 1890. It is found in the cloud forests of northern Bolivia and Peru, growing in the trees with quite some water and some sun. The pseudobulbs will grow to four centimetres in diameter, the plant up to 30 centimetres in height, 45 with the bright red flowers.

Its name is derived from the Greek word ὀγκος, (onkos), meaning 'swelling'. This refers to the callus at the lower lip. The species name after Nol Pierre Joseph Len Bernard, 1874 - 1911, a French botanist, famous for the discovery of the symbiotic germination of orchid seeds.