Coelogyne confusa Ames 1915 Photo by © NT Gerald

An Alba Flower? Photo courtesy of Jim Cootes, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Warm CoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Confused Coelogyne

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte in areas with year round rainfall and high humidity with narrowly pear shaped pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, nearly leathery, rigid, plicate, 15 nerved, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the grooved, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect to arcuate, 10" [25 cm] long, racemose, several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with persistent floral bracts and simultaneously opening, erect flowers occuring in the spring.

This species does well mounted on treefern or in a pot with tree fern chunks and given ample year round water and fertilizer as well as indirect light and warm to cool temperatures.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo good; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;

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