Coelogyne cumingii Lindley 1843 SECTION Coelogyne

Lip Detail Photos by Peter O'Byrne.

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photo by David Kuehn.

FragrancePart shadeWarmTo CoolSpring To Summer

Common Name or Meaning Cuming's Coelogyne [English Orchid Collector, the Philippines 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This species is from Thailand, the Malaysian penisula, Sumatra and Borneo in lowlands and lower primary and secondary montane forests at elevations of 300 to 2150 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte and sometime lithophyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise every 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm], to ovate, weakly angled, acuminate pseudobulbs carrying 2, lanceolate, acuminate, glossy, plicate, 5 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, grooved petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect to arcuate, 6" [15 cm] long, slender, 3 to 5 flowered, racemose inflorescence with fragrant, long-lasting flowers arising out of the center of a newly emerging pseudobulb.

Synonyms Coelogyne casta Ridl. 1897; Coelogyne longibracteata Hook.f. 1890; Pleione cumingii (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleione longibracteata (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as C longibracteata drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing hmm; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as C longibracteata; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 Drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo ok; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 N.R. 4 Orchid Genera in Thailand Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as C longibracteata drawing fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo ok; 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 fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Sarawak Wood, Beaman Etal 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 1 2009 photo; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide/photo good but with 3 calli not 5; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo ok