Coelogyne mooreana Rolfe 1907 SECTION Coelogyne Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

FragrancePart shade CoolSpringEARLY Summer

Common Name Moore's Coelogyne [Director of Edinburgh Botanical Garden 1800's]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

This medium sized, cool growing species is found in Vietnam in highland motane cloud forests at 1300 to 2000 meters, and has clustered, ovoid, bluntly angulate, slightly furrowed pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly linear-oblanceolate, plicate, 7 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, terminal, 15" [37.5 cm] long, racemose inflorescence that has from 3 to 8, fragrant flowers arising in the spring and early summer on a newly emerging pseudobulb growth.

Synonyms Coelogyne mooreana f. alba Roeth & O.Gruss 2001; Coelogyne psectrantha Gagnep. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 10 1994 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 2 1999 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 5 1999 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 4 2002 photo; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 2 2004 photo; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photos fide;