Coelogyne albobrunnea J.J.Sm. 1931 SECTION Rigidiformes Carr

Drawing by J J Smith and Kew Plants of the World Website

Lip Drawing

Collection Sheet

Collection Sheet by Yii Puan Ching and Kew Plants of the World Website

Part shadeWarm Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The White & Brown Coleogyne [refers to the flower colors]

Flower Size 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm]

Found in Sarawak and Kalimantan Borneo in lower montane primary forests at elevations of 700 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with ovoid, strongly longitudinally furrowed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, coriaceous, acute, 7 to 9 nerved, protruding, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, on a mature pseudobulb, erect, to [52 cm] long overall, peduncle provided with imbricate, long, sterile bracts at the base, peduncle to 9.6" [24 cm] long, zigzag, rachis to 11.2" [28 cm] long, zigzag, simultaneously 13 flowered inflorescence with elliptic-oblong, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with brown tepals and a white with pale ocher lip and a white column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001; The Genus Coelogyne Clayton A synopsis 2002 drawing fide; Les Coelogynes Elisabeth & Jean Claude George 2011 drawing fide