Coelogyne hirtella J.J. Sm. 1931 SECTION Tomentosae Pfitzer

Photo courtesy of Peter Maxwell

Side View of Flower

Fragrance Part Shade Warm to Cold" WinterSpringSummer

Common Name The Bristley Coelogyne [refers to the hairs occuring on the leaves, petiole and inflorescence]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Brunei, Kalamatan and Sabah, Borneo in dense open heath and moss lower montane forests at elevations of 600 to 2350 as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with a stout rhizome carrying close set, ovoid, grooved pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, stiff, lanceolate to linear, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a proteranthous to synanthous, stiff, erect and curved, 2.8" to 7.2" [7 to 18 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with widely spread, successively opening, often scented flowers with 2 open at any one time.

Synonyms Coelogyne radiosa J.J.Sm. 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 de Vogel 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photos/drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide