Coelia densiflora Rolfe 1906

Pseudobulb and Flowers

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Universidad Francisco Marroquín Arboretum WebPage

Part Shade Cool ColdSpring

Common Name The Densely Flowered Coelia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador in very wet montane or very wet evergreen forests at elevations of 1700 to 2600 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte with conic-globose, green to yellowish pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 6, apical, erect-arcuate, distichous, narrowly linear-lanceolate to linear-elliptic, acuminate, canaliculate, subcoriaceous, flexible, green, sub-plicate, 7 to 9 nerved, dorsally carinate, conduplicate below to the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, basal, one per mature pseudobulb, arising simultaneously with a new growth, racemose, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, densely many flowered, cylindric inflorescence enveloped totally by 9 to 10 chartaceous, somewhat inflated, oblong-oblanceolate, obtuse, apiculate, carinate bracts.

Synonyms Bothriochilus densiflorus (Rolfe) Ames & Correll 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Bothriochilus densiflorum; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Hamer 1974 as Bothriochilus densiflorus drawing/photo fide; Las Orquideas De El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Bothriochilus densiflora drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 as Bothrochilus densiflorus; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 6 1987; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Bothrochilus densiflorus drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 10 Plate 1014 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide;