Coelogyne contractipetala J.J.Sm. 1932 SECTION Longifoliae

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower Photos by Mr. A. Rahmady and The Wild Orchids of Sumatra Website

TYPE Drawing Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Contracted Petal Coelogyne

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in western Sumatra in lower mintane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] between each flask shaped, at an acute angle to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, thin, narrowly lanceolate, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, arising with the leaves, rachis to 13.2" [33 cm] long, 18 to 23.8" [45 to 59 cm] long overall, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J J Comber 2001; The Genus Coelogyne, a Synopsis Clayton 2002; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;