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 states of China 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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis Clayton 2002; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide