Coelogyne longirachis Ames 1922 SECTION Longifoliae Pfitzer Photo by P.B. Pelser & J.F. Barcelona and The Phytoimages Website

Part shade Cool winter

Common Name The Long Rachis Coelogyne

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao at elevations around 1200 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, narrowly pyriform, thicker below, attenuate above pseudobulbs carrying 2, elliptic-lanceolate, gently acute, 5 nerved prominent beneath, narrowing below into the compresessed petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an initially synanthous becoming heteranthous, peduncle erect, stiff, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, rachis arching, zig-zag, 12" [30 cm] long, successively few, to 63 flowered inflorescence with deciduous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 7 Ames 1922; 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 fide;