Coelogyne cuprea H.Wendl. & Kraenzl. 1892 SECTION Longifoliae Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt.

Side View Photo by Art Vogel

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Plant and Flowers in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo Photos by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Coppery Coelogyne

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Sumatra and Borneo in lower montane, mossy forests at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 4 cm] between each globose, apically narrowed pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblong, slightly obtuse, wider towards the apex, plicate, 7 to 9 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the grooved petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, 10 to 3'4" long [25 cm to 1 m] long, gradually extending, slightly zigzag inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with .35" to .6" [7 to 14 mm] between each flower.

Synonyms Coelogyne cuprea var. cuprea; Coelogyne cuprea var. planiscapa J.J.Wood & C.L.Chan 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1893 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 drawing good; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood etal 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Wood, Beaman Etal 2001 as C cuprea var planiscapa; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Coelogyne cuprea var. planiscapa drawing good; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 drawing fide;