Coelogyne loheri Rolfe 1908 SECTION Lentignosae

Plant and Flowers Photos by E. & J.-C. George and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name Loher's Coelogyne [American Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines on Luzon at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a stout, sheathed rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid-oblong, somewhat flattened pseudobulbs enveloped by longlasting basal sheaths and carrying 2, lanceolate-oblong, acute to acuminate, somewhat undulate, 3 to 5 prominently nerved, coriaceous, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a synanthous, peduncle enveloped by sheaths and developing leaves, erect, slender, 2.2 to 4.93" [5.5 to 12.3 cm] long, rachis short, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, simultaneously 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with deciduous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo/drawing fide