Coelogyne celebensis J.J.Sm. 1917 SECTION Speciosae Lindley Photo by Dian Rahardo Indonesia

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Jean Claude Geroge and His Orchidorama Web Page

Plant ensitu Sulawesi Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne

Part shadeHot Warm LATEWinterEARLY Spring

Common Name The Sulawesi Coelogyne

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Sulawesi [Celebes] in roadside forests at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, to 1" [2.5 cm] between each, cylindric, 4 ridged in youth pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, obovate-lanceolate, acuminate, coriaceous, plicate, gradually narrowing below into the grooved, petiolate base leaves and blooms in the late winter and early spring on a slender, suberect, to 16.2" [to 41 cm] long, fractiflex rachis, slightly arcuate, 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising on an newly emerging growth with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, deciduous floral bracts and carrying successively opening flowers.

Synonyms Coelogyne platyphylla Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 Photo fide

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