Coelogyne breviscapa Lindl. 1854 SECTION Lentiginosae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Flowers in situ India Photos by Srikanth A P and his Flickr Photo Website

Part sunCool Fall

Common Name The Short Inflorescence Coelogyne

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka in montane forests on tree branches and on rocks in grasslands at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphtye or lithophyte with narrowly ovoid, reddish brown pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, plicate, narrowly lanceolate, acute, one prominent dorsal vein, narrowing below into the grooved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a proteranthous, slender, arching, 4" [10 cm] long, loosely 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers and has persistent floral bracts.

Synonyms Coelogyne angustifolia Wight 1851; Pleione breviscapa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis Clayton 2002 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo good;