Coelogyne brunnea Lindl. 1848 SECTION Fuscescentes Pfitzer & Kraenzlin Photo by The International Cooperation and Development WebsiteCopyright ©
Another Flower? Most likely a natural hybrid between, C assamica and C fuscescens
Lip Detail Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum & Co. WebsiteCopyright ©
Common Name The Brown Coelogyne
Flower Size 1.3" to 1.5" [3.1 cm to 3.75 cm
Found in southern Yunnan China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in evergreen hill forests and shady valleys at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, clustered, cylindric-fusiform, deeply grooved with age pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, oblanceolate to oblong-elliptic, acute, plicate, 5 nerved, gradually narrowing below in to the grooved petiolate base leaves and blooms in the fall and winter erect to suberect, 8" [20 cm] long, erect becoming slender, slightly fractiflex rachis, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence arising with a newly emerging pseudobulb growth that is subtended by 4 to 5 short, imbricating sheaths and has decduous floral bracts and successively opening flowers.
Synonyms Coelogyne fuscescens var. brunnea (Lindl.) Lindl. 1854;
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 N.R. 4 Orchid Genera in Thailand Seidenfaden 1975 as C fuscescens var brunnea drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 C fuscescens var brunnea photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as C fuscescens var brunnea; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 as C fuscescens var brunnea photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as C fuscescens var brunnea photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 as C fuscescens var brunnea photo good