Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Lankesterella
Ames 1923
Type Species
Lankesterella orthantha

Lankesterella, abbreviated as Lnkstr. in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids (family (Orchidaceae) belonging to the subfamily Orchidoideae.


Plants are distributed from Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina


Plant has fleshy roots, a inflorescence with translucent hairs, and broad leaves with glossy blades.


Grow in shady lighting conditions. Plant grows in cool to warm temperatures and should be water regularly. Keep mounted or in a well drain media. Keep in high humidity.


This genus is named after Charles Herbert Lankester orchidophile of Costa Rica.

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