Coelogyne bicamerata J.J.Sm. 1928 SECTION Bicellae TYPE for the section

Plant in situ in Sulawesi Photos By Peter O'Byrne .

Deep Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Two Chambered Coelogyne [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sulawesi [Celebes] in lower and upper montane forests low down on mossy tree trunks at elevations of 1100 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, oblong-ovoid to elongated pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, lanceolate, acute-acuminate, plicate, 5 nerved, coriaceous, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a bare, flattened, elliptical in cross-section, 2.4 to 7.2" [6 to 18.5 cm] long, slightly fractiflex to straight rachis, several flowered inflorescence arising with a newly emerging growth and has deciduous floral bracts and successively opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Genera Orchidaceaerum Volume 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb and Chase 2010; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;