Coelogyne longifolia [Bl.]Lindl. 1830 SECTION Longifoliae Pfitzer TYPE for the section Photo by Art Vogel

Another Flower Color Photo courtesy of Frankie Handoyo

Part sun Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Long Leafed Coelogyne

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3.5 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Sumatra and Java in lower to upper montane forests at elevations of 1400 to 2100 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial orchid that easily becomes a specimen sized plant, with a thick creeping rhizome with 2" [5 cm] between each narrrowly conical, 4 angled, slightly compressed pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, lanceolate, plicate, 3 nerved underneath, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves and blooms in the summer and fall on an extending gradually to 26" [to 65 cm] long, zig-zag rachis, with several successively single flowered inflorescence arising on a immature pseudobulb but by blooming mature pseudobulb and carrying wide open flowers. Likes lots of light.

Synonyms *Chelonanthera longifolia Blume 1825; Cymbidium stenopetalum Reinw. ex Lindl. 1854; Pleione longifolia (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Genera Orchidaceaerum Volume 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb and Chase 2010; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;