Coelogyne marmorata Rchb. f. 1877 SECTION Lentiginosae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Hanging Gardens

FragranceFull shadeCoolSpring

Common Name The Marbled Coelogyne [refers to the marbled side lobes of the lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte at elevations above 1000 meters with crowded, tapering, elongate pseudobulbs enveloped by several, dry, membraneous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, oblong-lanceolate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an arching, slender, 3 to 6 flowered, 6" [15 cm] long inflorescence arising on a new growth with a few [5] fragrant, waxy flowers.

Many sources put C zahlbrucknerae as a synonym of this species but it has more rounded apically side lobes and 5 linedifferent calli on the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 photo good; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 2 2000 photo; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #2 2008 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo/drawing fide