Coelogyne lycastoides F.Muell. & Kraenzl. 1895 SECTION Speciosae Lind. Photos courtesy of Jean Claude Geroge and His Orchidorama Web Page

Plant and Flower Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Part shade HotCool WinterTHROUGHSummer

Common Name The Lycaste-Like Coelogyne [refers to the plants habit]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa in lowland rain forests, open woodlands and cloud forests at elevations of 300 to 1550 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid-cylindric, obtusely 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, 7 to 9 nerved, dark glossy green, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a erect, 9.6 to 20" [24 to 50 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with a fractiflex rachis arising with a new growth and has ovate-oblong, acute, persistent bracts and almost simultaneously opening flowers

Synonyms Coelogyne whitmeei Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; The Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide