Koellensteinia tricolor (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1863 Photo by Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website


Common Name The Three Colored Koellensteinia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Guyana, Peru and Brazil in open wet forests at elevations of 500 to 1200 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with clustered, subterete pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring on a racemose, 18" [45 cm] long, loosely 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Koellensteinia roraimae Schltr. 1918; *Zygopetalum tricolor Lindl. 1846

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Quarta parte Foldats 1970 AS k RORAIMAEdrawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide