Coelogyne compressicaulis Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Longifoliae

Photos by Tom Ballinger and his Flickr Photo Site

Part shadeWarmTo Cold Mid Fall

Common Name The Flattened Stem Coelogyne [refers to the peduncle]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in low mossy and dry scrub in lower to upper montane forests at elevations of 800 to 2500 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a thick woody rhizome with .6" [1.5 cm] between each fusiform to narrowly cylindric pseduobulb and carrying 2, apical, linear-oblong, gradually narrowing at both ends, acute, mucronate, plicate, shiny above, dull below, 5 nerved, narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a hysteranthous, to 8.2" [20.5 cm] long, strongly bi-laterally compressed, narrowly winged, rigid, shiny yellow rhachis strongly zig zag, many flowered inflorescence and carrying successively opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; Orchids of Sarawak Wood, Beaman Etal 2001; The Genus Coelogyne Clayton 2002 photo ok to the first and second photo fide to the third; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo/drawing fide to the 1st and second photos, ok to the third fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;