Coelogyne griffithii Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Elatae

Photo by Ye Deping

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Hooker in Icones 22 Hooker 1892

Another Drawing

Drawing by Engler and The Plant Website

Part ShadeCool Spring

Common Name Griffith's Coelogyne [British Physician and Orchid Collector later 1800's] - in China Ge li bei mu lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, Assam, Sikkim and Myanmar in montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte on mossy rocks with an linear-oblong, compressed, sulcate pseudobulb enveloped by acuminate sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, coriaceous, plicate, 6 to 7 nerved, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a hysteranthous, slender, erect, glabrous, imbricating bracts at interface between peduncle and rachis, then fractiflex above, 6 to 14" [15 to 35 cm] long, successively single, 6 to 18 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Pleione griffithii (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 22 Hooker 1892 as drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis Clayton 2002; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo ok/drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;