Coelogyne dichroantha Gagnep. 1950 SECTION Fuscescentes Photo by Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

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Common Name The Two-Colored Coelogyne

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Vietnam without locality as a small sized epiphyte with 1/2" [1.2 cm] between each, cylindric, 4 angled pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, lanceolate, acute, plicate, 7 nerved, grooved petiolate base leaves that blooms on a proteranthous or synanthous, 2.2" [5.6 cm] long, curved, fractiflex, successively 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute, persistent floral bracts.

Many references put this species as a synomnym of C assamica but I have left it separate for now.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; The Genus Coelogyne, a Synopsis Clayton 2002; Les Coelogynes E & J George drawing good;