Coelogyne huettneriana Rchb.f. 1872 SECTION Flaccidae Lindl Photo by Jean Claude Geroge and His Orchidorama Web Page

FragrancePart shade Cool Spring

Common Name Huettner's Coelogyne [German Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Lower Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in open evergreen forests at elevations of 1100 to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte in open areas with close set, oblong-ovate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few sheaths and carrying 2, elliptic, acuminate, plicate, 7 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the grooved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a arching to 5.6" [14 cm] long, slender, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with deciduous floral bracts and simultaneously opening, musk scented flowers

Synonyms Pleione huettneriana (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as C huttneriana; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 Drawing/photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 N.R. 4 Orchid Genera in Thailand Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide