Coelogyne motleyi Rolfe ex J.J.Wood, D.A.Clayton & C.L.Chan 1998 SECTION Longifoliae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin

Plant with inflorescence Photos By Peter O'Byrne .

Deep Shade Hot Summer

Common Name Motley's Coelogyne [Original collector of species later murdered in Borneo by natives, English engineer mid 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimatan Borneo in lowland mixed forests at elevations of 50 to 400 meters as a just medium sized, hot growing epiphtye or terrestrial in sandy soil with 3/4 to 1" [1.75 to 2.5 cm] between each cylindrical to fusiform pseudobulb enveloped basally by ovate to triangular-ovate, acute to acuminate sheaths and carrying 2 apical, narrowly elliptic, acute to shortly acuminate, thin, coriaceous, plicate, 5 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect to arcuate, terete, naked, to 9.4" [23.5 cm] long, slender, fractiflex rachis, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly emerging growth with narrowly elliptic to ovate-elliptic, subobtuse to acute, deciduous floral bracts and simultaneously opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide