Coelogyne imbricans J.J.Sm. 1920 SECTION Verrucosae

Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Imbricating Sheath Coelogyne

Flower Size 2.2 to 2.6" [5.5 to 6 cm]

Found in Sarawak and Kalimantan Borneo on tree trunks without location as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with on a rising rhizome, laterally flattened, in two rows, 1.6 to 2" [4.5 to 5cm] apart, thickened in the middle, rounded basally, light green, pseuedobulbs carrying 2, elliptic to obovate-elliptic, shortly acute to acuminate, 5 nerved, the middle 3 sulcate above, prominent below, glossy light green, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on a synanthous, peduncle thickeded, [2.6" [6.5 cm] long, rachis archuate, 2.6" [4.5 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo/drawing fide