Coelogyne exalata Ridl. 1908 SECTION Rigidiformes Photo by Eric Hunt.

A similar but very different flower? Photo by Tom Ballinger and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website.

Warm Cold Spring

Common Name The Small Coelogyne [refers to the size of the pseudobulbs]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Borneo in hill, lower and upper montane forests on ridges at elevations of 600 to 2700 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial in open scrub with close set, subglabrous, rounded pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical lanceolate, acuminate-mucronate, coriaceous, plicate, 7 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the smooth, round petiolate base leaf and blooms in the spring on a erect, stiff, to 16" [to 40 cm] long, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with persistent floral bracts and successive opening flowers.

The first flower photo matches Wood etal 2011 fairly well other than the rounded apices to the petals. The second photo has the lip encompassing the column, acute petals and a different apex to the column and wings and has a cupped acuminate apex to the sepals.

Synonyms Coelogyne subintegra J.J.Sm. 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920; 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 Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as C subintegra drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 Photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------