Koellensteinia hyacinthoides Schltr. 1925

Photo by Gustavo A Romero


Drawing by GCK Dunsterville

Common Name The Hyacinth-Like Kollensteinia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found from Venezuela, Brazil in wet forests at altitudes around 100 to 200 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing, terrestrial with cylindric pseudobulbs completely enveloped by imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, plicate, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that is completely enveloped by grey and brown nervose, scarious sheaths and blooms on an erect, basal, terete, glabrous, pale green , to 4" [10 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing in error as K carraoensis; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1967 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 not = K carraoensis; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo goodish;