Coelogyne griffithii Hook.f. 1888 SECTION Elatae 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]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Yunnan 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; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis Clayton 2002; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo ok/drawing fide