Coelogyne monticola J.J.Sm. 1933 SECTION Lentignosae TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Mountain Loving Coelogyne

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in central Sulawesi in upper montane rainforests at elevations around 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 2, narrowly lanceolate, acute, apex turned inward, 5 nerved prominent beneath, papery to coriaceous, narrowing below into the short, grooved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a synanthous, peduncle basre, 5.4[13.5 cm] long, raschis 3.28" [8.25 cm] long, simultaneously, laxly 7 flowered inflorescence with deciduous floral bracts and carrying small white flowers with yellow spots


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;