Koellensteinia eburnea (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1918

Another Flower

Plant and Flower Photos by Byron Rinke

FragrancePart ShadeCooltoColdSpring

Common Name The Ivory Colored Koellensteinia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Peru, and northern & central Brazil in very wet montane forest in tall grass on brush covered slopes at elevations of 1000 to 2800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with globose pseudobulbs enveloped by persistent bracts and leaf sheaths and carrying 1 to 3, plicate, narrowly linear-lanceolate, petiolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, basal, long-pedunculate, to 21.4" [54 cm] long, 5 to 9 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Aganisia boliviensis Rolfe ex Rusby 1907; Cyrtopodium album Barb.Rodr. 1891; *Cyrtopodium eburneum Barb.Rodr. 1881; Cyrtopodium lineatum Barb.Rodr. 1901; Koellensteinia boliviensis (Rolfe ex Rusby) Schltr. 1918; Koellensteinia lineata (Barb.Rodr.) Garay 1973; Koellensteinia peruviana Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI 97 - 114 Hoehne 1942 as C lineata; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as K peruviana; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing hmm; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 1 1979 photo fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo not; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Plate 508 Dodson 1989 as K peruviarum drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 481 Bennett & Christenson 1998 as K peruviarum drawing fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide