Coelogyne asperata Lindl. 1849 SECTION Verrucosae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

FragrancePart sunHotTo Cool LATEWinter Spring Summer

Common Name possibly refers to the rough surface of the lip

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Sulawesi, the Moluccas, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, the Philippines, Papua and New Guinea, Malaysia and the Solomon Islands in swamp forests at elevations of sea-level to 1600 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic or sometimes lithophytic species in primary forests near rivers and streams with somewhat compressed, ribbed, broadly conical pseudobulbs carrying oblanceolate, long-petiolate, plicate leaves that blooms in the late winter, spring and summer on a terminal, arching, 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, crowded proteranthous inflorescence with ovate, large, dry, concave floral bracts and has 15 to 40, short-lived, fragrant, heavy textured, waxy flowers arising from the apex of a new growth.

Synonyms Coelogyne edelfeldtii F. Muell. & Kraenzl. 1894; Coelogyne lourii Paxton 1849; Coelogyne lowii Paxton 1849; Coelogyne macrophylla Teijsm. & Binn. 1867; Coelogne pustulosa Ridley 1886; Cymbidium robustum Gilli 1980 publ. 1983; Pleione asperata (Lindl.) Kuntze. 1891

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