Coelogyne moultonii J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Tomentosae Pfitzer

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt.

Plant and Inflorescence

Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Partial Sun Cool Cold Spring Fall

Common Name or Meaning Moulton's Coelogyne [Collector in Borneo Late 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5cm]

Found in Sabah, Borneo in lower montane mossy forests at elevations of 1100 to 2400 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with close set, slender, cylindrical, longitudinally grooved, elongate pseudobulbs carrying 2, linear to very narrowly elliptic, plicate, 7 to 9 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a synanthous, limply pendulous, straight to slightly fractiflex, 12 to 36" [90 cm] long, 24 to 65 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly appearing growth and has simultaneously opening flowers and ovate to broadly ovate, persistent floral bracts.


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