Coelogyne bilamellata Lindl. 1853 SECTION Longifoliae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Danny Lentz plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Part shadeHotWarmSpring

Common Name The Two-Ledged Coelogyne [refers to the 2 keels on the lip

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines and occurs at elevations of 60 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a basally broad, tapering upwards pseudobulb carrying 2 apical, oblong-lanceolate, acute, plicate, 5 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the grooved petiolate base leaves that blooms in April on an inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb that is zig-zag, about 30 cm long, pendulous, with up to 60 flowers opening in succession and has deciduous, chafflike bracts that fall before the flowers open.

Synonyms Panisea bilamellata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Pleione bilamellata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing good; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 1 1999 photo; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;