Coelogyne muluensis J.J.Wood 1984 SECTION Tomentosae Pfitzer

Plant and Flowers in situ Borneo Photos by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade HotSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Mulu Coelogyne [A mountain in Sarawak Borneo]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Sarawak Borneo in lowland tropical heath forests on slender trees and saplings at elevations of sealevel to 150 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, oblong-cylindric pseudobulbs enveloped below by multiple large sheaths and carrying 2, narrowly elliptic to oblong-elliptic, plicate, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the channelled petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a heteranthous, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, slender, arcuate, successively 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with the peduncle enveloped completely by loosely imbricating bracts and with persistent floral bracts with the apical flowers opening first

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis Clayton 2002 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 drawing good

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