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

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Common Name The Three Colored Koellensteinia

Flower Size 3/5" [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 on a racemose, [18" [45 cm] long, loosely few to many [8 to 15] flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers occuring in the spring.

Synonyms *Zygopetalum tricolor Lindl. 1846

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide

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