Coelogyne lacinulosa J.J.Sm. 1933 SECTION Lentignosae photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Slashed Coelogyne [refers to the projecting lobes of the midlobe which are narrowly slashed]

Flower Size

Found in central Sulawesi in montane rainforests at elevations of 2200 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a vigorous, stout rhizome giving rise to fusiform, at an acute angle to the rhizome, .53 to .68" [1.3 to 1.7 cm] between each, attenuate apically, often curved, dingy yellow brown pseudobulbs carrying 2, lanceolate, gently narrowing, acute, lightly plicate longitudinally, 3 nerves prominent beneath, finely coriaceous, shortly anrrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a synanthous, peduncle to 1.6" [4 cm] long elongating to 3.8 to 6" [9.75 to 15 cm] long, rachis slender, arcuate, zig-zag, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, 15 flowered inflorescence with deciduous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 collection sheet