Coelogyne genuflexa Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Tomentosae Pfitzer

Inflorescence Photos by Art Vogel

Full shadeCool Cold SpringFall

Common Name The Kneeling Coelogyne [refers to the reflexed mid-lobe of the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in dense to open mossy upper montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a thick and woody rhizome with .2 to .8" [.5 to 2 cm] between each narrowly cylindric, sulcate, dull yellowish-green pseudobulb carrying 2 apical, oblong-elliptic, rounded, coriaceous, plicate, 3 to 5 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and or fall on a synanthous, arising on half to fully developed pseudobulbs, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, more of less zig-zag, rather densely hairy, 14 to 36 flowered inflorescence with progressively opening, color variable [cream to green] flowers with persistent floral bracts.

Synonyms Coelogyne reflexa J.J.Wood & C.L.Chan 1990;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 de Vogel 1992 as C reflexa drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 as C reflexa drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as C reflexa ; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photos fide; The Genus Coelogyne, a Synopsis Clayton 2002 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011 photo/drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu wood 2013 photo fide

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