Coelogyne incrassata (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Moniliformis Carr. Photo by Eric Hunt.

Closer photo Photo by Art Vogel

Hot Cool Spring

Common Name The Swollen Coelogyne [refers to the swollen rachis]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Java, Sumatra and Borneo in lowlands and lower montane, mossy forests at elevations of sea level to 1200 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with smooth, obtuse-angled, gradually narrowing above to the apex pseudobulbs and carrying a single, apical, erect, copper to green, oblong-elliptic, sharply acuminate, abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a erect then pendulous, 6.4 to 7" [16 to 17.5 cm] long, dull brown, thickened rachis, few to several successively flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Chelonanthera incrassata Blume 1825; Coelogyne incrassata var. incrassata; Coelogyne incrassata var. sumatrana J.J.Sm. 1914; Coelogyne incrassata var. valida J.J.Sm. 1930; Pleione incrassata (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo good; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fideThe Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide

Coelogyne incrassata var. valida J.J.Sm. 1930 ?

Plant Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Differs mostly in the color and the larger side lobes of the lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo

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