Coelogyne corymbosa Lindl. 1853 SECTION Ocellatae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin Photo by Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart shadeColdTo Cool SpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Umbrella-Like Coelogyne - In China Yan Ban Bei Mu Lan

Flower Size Up to 2 3/4" [to 7 cm]

A creeping, small sized, cold to cool growing, epiphytic species from Nepal, Bhutan, northeastern India, and China on trees in forest margins or on humid cliffs that is found at elevations of 1400 to 3500 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with short, clustered, ovoid to subrhomboidal pseudobulbs envelopd basally by a few dark brown sheaths and carrying 2 apical, ellptic-lanceolate, suberect, plicate, 5 nerved, acute, gradually narrowing below in tothe elongate, grooved, petiolate base leaves that blooms with a terminal, erect or pendant, basally sheathed, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly emerging pseusobulb growth has persistent floral bracts and with 2 to 5, simultaneously opening, fragrant, heavy textured flowers occuring in the summer and fall.

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