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Coelia

Coelia bella plate
Coelia bella from
The Orchid Album

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Coeliinae
Alliance:
Genus: Coelia
Lindley 1830
Type Species
Coelia triptera


Coelia is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae).

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Central America and the West Indies

DescriptionEdit

This genus is characterized by its glossy and ellipsoid shaped pseudobulbs.

CultureEdit

Plants grows in moderate lighting with cool to warm temperatures. Plants can be potted in medium bark or sphagnum moss. Plants need water as the medium approaches dryness but not completely dry.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after its concave pollina.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Bothriochilus Lem., 1853

Species Edit

ReferencesEdit

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