Coelogyne leungiana Hu 1972 SECTION Fuliginosae Lindl

Photos by Art Vogel

Part sunWarmCoolLATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name Leung's Coelogyne - In China Dan Chun Bei Mu Lan

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found only in Hong Kong on dry and sunny rocks in montane forests as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte with oblong-ellipsoid, slightly compressed, trigonus pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several sheaths and carrying 2, apical, oblong-elliptic, leathery, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a heteranthous, 1.2" [3 cm] successively 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence enveloped by several, equitant-cylindric, tightly clasping basal sheaths and several white, caducous, papery bracts above

Said to be synomonous with C fimbriata but differs greatly in the lip configuration and in the column apex and hood. The column of this one is winged and has a 4 lobed apex, C fimbriata has a full hood and no visible lobes a more fimbriate lip that is much less spatulate as it is trilobed and lastly the petals in C fimbriata are linear and in this species are broadly lanceolate.

Synonyms Coelogyne fimbriata var leungiana [S. Y. Hu] Cribb & Gale 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 as Coelogyne fimbriata var leungiana drawing/photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide