Koellensteinia ionoptera plate
Koellensteinia ionoptera plate from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Koellensteinia
Rchb. f. 1854
Type Species
Koellensteinia kellneriana

Koellensteinia abbreviated as Koell. in horticultural trade, is a small orchid genus that includes twenty species


They occur in wet cloud forests among tall grasses.


Plants produce a multifloral inflorescence and has flowers with a three lobbed lip.


Keep at cool to warm temperatures. Keep plant in shade to moderate light. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite or in tree fern fibers. Plant is best grown in a basket


This genus was named after Austrian orchid collector Kelner Koellenstein

Species Edit

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