Coelogyne macdonaldii F.Muell. & Kraenzl. 1894 SECTION Speciosae Lind. Photo by Art Vogel

fragrancePart Shade Hot Warm Fall THROUGHSpring

Common Name Macdonald's Coelogyne [Original Collector of Species later 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Vanuatu and Fiji in ridgetop and lower montane forests at elevations of 270 to 1100 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 3/4" [1.8 cm] between each ovoid-cylindric, 4 angled in youth pseudobulb carrying 2, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on a synanthous with partially to entirely developed leaves, 5.6 to 8.8" [14 to 22 cm] long, erect, zigzag, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate-oblong, acuminate, persistent floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers that are simultaneously opening.

Synonyms Coelogyne lamellata Rolfe 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C lamellata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as c lamellata; AOS Bulletin vol 51 # 12 1982 as C lamellata postage stamp fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1987 photo fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994; The Genus Coelogyne Clayton 2002 photo ok; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide