Coelogyne micrantha Lindl. 1855 SECTION Micranthae Pradhan TYPE for the section Photo by ravee_gv and Happy Feet Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Small Flowered Coelogyne

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Assam India and in Myanmar in hill forests at elevations of 900 to 1500 as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 1.2" [3 cm] between each oblong, compressed, basally sheathed pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, oblong to linear-lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, 7 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on a hysteranthous, erect, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, slightly zig-zag, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with a few imbricating basal bracts, deciduous floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, small flowers

CAUTION As best as I can tell this is correct but my references are slim and the photo is not the greatest to see the lip details.

Synonyms Coelogyne clarkei Kraenzl. 1893; Coelogyne papagena Rchb.f. 1862; Pleione micrantha (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 15 Schlechter/Brieger 1984 drawing ok; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995; The Genus Coelogyne: A Synopsis Clayton 2002; The Genus Coelogyne: A Synopsis Clayton 2002 as C clarkei; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Genera Orchidaceaerum Volume 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb and Chase 2010; A Guide to the Orchids of Myanmar Kurzweil & Lwin 2014 photo hmm; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 collection sheet ok

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