Coelogyne fimbriata Lindl. 1825 SECTION Fuliginosae Lindl. Photo by Lourens Grobler

Fragrance Part shadeCoolTo HotFall

Common Name or Meaning The Fringed Coelogyne - In China Liu Su Bei Mu Lan

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3 to 4 cm]

A medium sized, cool to hot growing epiphytic or lithophytic orchid on limestone cliffs in narrow crevasses that is found in Nepal, Bhutan, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Xizang and Yunnan provinces of China, Hong Kong, northeastern India, Myanmar, Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in primary, broadleaf, evergreen lowland forests or primary montane forests at elevations of sealevel to 1500 meters with 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] between each, ovoid to ellipsoid pseudobulb that carry 2 apical, oblong-elliptic, acute, plicate, 5 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall arising on the newest mature pseudobulb with a terminal, slender, 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, erect, fractiflex rachis, 1 to 3 flowered, racemose inflorescence subtended with a narrow basal sheath and carrying 1 to 3, fragrant [musk], long-lived flowers held just above the leaves. This species requires a short rest in mid-winter.

Synonyms Broughtonia linearis Wall. ex Hook.f. 1890; Broughtonia linearis Wall. 1830; Coelogyne arunachalensis H.J.Chowdhery & G.D.Pal 1997; Coelogyne laotica Gagn. 1930; Coelogyne longiciliata Teijsm. & Binn. 1864; Coelogyne ovalis auct. non Lindley; Coelogyne padangensis J.J.Sm. & Schltr. 1911; Coelogyne primulina Barretto 1990; Coelogyne xerophyta Hand-Mazz. 1936; Pleione chinense Krzl. 1891; Pleione fimbriata [Lindley] Kuntz 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as C laotica; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 N.R. 4 Orchid Genera in Thailand Seidenfaden 1975 drawing good; Die Orchideen lieferung 15 Schlechter/Brieger 1984 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 1 1984 photo; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Lindlyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 as C padangensis photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 2 2004 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 NO 8 2007 drawing; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as C arunachalensis; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo fide

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