Coelogyne longibulbosa Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Tomentosae

Photos by Ed de Vogel

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Photos by Art Vogel

Part ShadeHotCoolFallWinter

Common Name The Long-Bulbed Coelogyne

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sarawak Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations around 400 to 1900 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte and sometimes lithophyte on river boulders with 1.2 to 3" [3 to 7.5 cm] between each, very slender, cylindric pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, narrowly elliptic, acute, plicate, 3 to 7 nerved, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on a synanthous, rarely proteranthus, limply pendulous, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, 16 to 25 flowered inflorescence with persistent floral bracts and simultaneoulsy opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 de Vogel 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photos fide; The Genus Coelogyne, A Synopsis Clayton 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #10 2010 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide