Coelogyne leucantha W.W.Sm. 1921 SECTION Elatae Pfitzer

Photo by Wang Wang "Xiaoyue" and Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The White Coelogyne - In China Bai Hua Bei Mu Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Sichuan and Yunnan provinces of China, Laos, Vietnam and northern Myanmar in forests in trees or along valleys on rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters as a cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each ovoid-oblong pseudobulb enveloped by basal sheaths and carrying 2, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute-apiculate, coriaceous, 9 nerved leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on a hysteranthous, straight, slender, slightly zig zag, 7.2 to 13" [18 to 32.5 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence with imbricate bracts at the junction of peduncle and rachis and has deciduous floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening flowers

Synonyms Coelogyne leucantha var. heterophylla Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

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