Coelogyne distans J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Tomentosae

TYPE Drawing

Photo by Peter O'Byrne/Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Warm LATEWinter EARLIER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Far Apart Coelogyne

Flower Size 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]

Found in Kalamantin Borneo in lowland riverine forests at lower elevations as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] between each more or less ovoid, slightly grooved pseudobulbs carrying 2, obovate to elliptic, 5 to 7 main nerved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late wither and earlier spring on a proteranthous, peduncle enveloped by bracts, rachis erect, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, simultaneously 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with deciduous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 de Vogel 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Wood, Beaman Etal 2001; The Genus Coelogyne, a Synopsis Clayton 2002; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 drawing fide