Coelogyne holochila P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1966 SECTION Elatae Pfitzer

Photo by Kamilase and Flickr Photo site

FragrancePart shadeCool Cold Spring

Common Name The Almost Entire Lip Coelogyne

Flower Size 2" + [5cm+]

Found in Nepal, Bhutan, northeastern India, upper Myanmar and Yunnan China in lower and upper montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters as a mendium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte on mossy rocks with 1.7" to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] between each erect, oblong-cylindric, obtusely angled, narrowly grooved pseudobulb enveloped basally in youth by soon evanescent sheaths and carrying 2, apical, oblanceolate, acute to slightly acuminate, coriaceous, slightly undulate margins, plicate, 7 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the slender, grooved, elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, imbricate bracts at junction of the peduncle and rachis, 16" [40 cm] long, fractiflex rachis, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence arising with a newly emerging growth with deciduous floral bracts and simultaneously opening, long-lasting, fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide