Coelogyne flexuosa Rolfe 1892 SECTION Ptychogyne (Pfitzer & Kraenzlin) D.A.Clayton TYPE for the section

more entire lip Photo by Bill, Jan, Craig & Molly Miles and their Orchid Species Plus Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of David Morris and Clackamas Orchids Home Page

FragrancePart sunWarmCoolSpring To EARLY Summer

Common Name The Bent Raceme Coelogyne

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Bali and Java in lower montane forests at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters high up on isolated tree trunks and branches in bright light as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid, ridged pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, acute, margins slightly undulate, plicate, 9 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, 15" [37.5 cm] long, several [15] flowered, flexuous inflorescence which arise from a mature pseudobulb with a fractiflex rachis in the spring and early summer with the sweetly fragrant flowers opening simultaneously but not opening fully.

There are 2 distinct lip types within this species, one with a very distinct midlobe of the lip separated from the apex represented by the first photo and an entire lip with not much distiction between the apice and the midlobe represented by the second photo.

Synonyms Coelogyne bimaculata Ridl 1896; Ptychogyne bimaculata (Ridl.) Pfitzer 1907; Ptychogyne flexuosa (Rolfe) Pfitzer 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 photo good; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo good; Genera Orchidaceaerum Volume 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb and Chase 2010; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 Photo fide

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