Coelogyne craticulilabris Carr 1935 SECTION Rigidiformes Carr

Photo by J B Comber


Photo by Kennedy H. and Dave's Garden Website

Fragrance Part Shade Warm Cold Winter AGAIN Summer

Common Name The Crater-Like Lip Coelogyne

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in lower and upper montane forests at elevations of 900 to 2400 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte on sandstone with 1.1" [2.75 cm] between each ovoid, more or less quadrangular pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, plicate, 5 nerved, lanceolate, conduplicate apex, obtuse, rigid, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and again in the summer on a proteranthous, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, naked, nodding, zigzag, lax, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with large, involute, persistent floral bracts and simultaneously opening, sweetly scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; Orchids of Sarawak Wood, Beaman Etal 2001; The Genus Coelogyne: A Synopsis Clayton 2002 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 drawing fide