Coelia triptera

Coelia triptera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Coeliinae
Genus: Coelia
Species: Coelia triptera
Binomial name
Coelia triptera
(Sm.) G. Don ex Steud. 1840

Coelia triptera is a species in the Coelia genus.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with many 1.5cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing in Mexico, Central America, Cuba and Jamaica at 500 to 1400 meters


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.


Common Name:The Three Winged Coelia


  1. Coelia baueriana Lindl. 1830
  2. Coelia glacialis Van Houtte 1841
  3. Cymbidium tripterum [J.J.Sm.]Sw. 1799
  4. *Epidendrum tripterum Sm. 1793

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