Coelogyne nitida Lindley 1828 SECTION Ocellatae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photo Site

FragrancePart shadeCoolColdSpring

Common Name The Shining Coelogyne - In China Mi Jing Bei Mu Lan

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found from Nepal, Bhutan, upper Myanmar, northeastern India, Bangladesh, China (Yunnan), Thailand and Laos on trees and mossy rocks at elevations of 1300 to 2600 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or sometimes lithophyte with 2 3/4 to 4" [7-10 cm] long, ovoid to oblong, furrowed pseudobulbs carrying 2, narrowly elliptical-lanceolate, acute, plicate, 8 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, grooved, petiolate base leaves and blooms in the spring on an erect or pendant, basal, to 8" [20 cm] long, slightly fractiflex, terminal, few [3 to 8] flowered inflorescence arising basally before a new growth emerges or terminally as a new growth arises with deciduous floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Broughtonia nitida Herb. ex Sweet 1826; Coelogyne conferta auct. 1875; Coelogyne nitida f. candida Roeth 2002; Coelogyne ocellata Lindley 1831; Coelogyne ochracea Lindley 1846; Coelogyne ochracea subsp. conferta Parish & Rchb. f. 1874; Coelogyne punctulata var. conferta (Parish & Rchb. f.) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1951; Cymbidium nitidum Wall. ex D. Don 1825; Pleione nitida (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as C ochracea; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as C ochracea drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as C ochraecea; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C ochracea; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as C ocellata drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 10 1958 drawing as C ochracea; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963 as C ochraecea; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C ochracea; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 photo as C ochracea; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 1 1984 photo as C ochracea; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 1 1984 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 15 Schlechter/Brieger 1984 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 15 Schlechter/Brieger 1984 as C ochracea drawing ok/photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 no 6 1986 photo as C nitida var alba; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 8 1987 photo as C ochraccea; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 4 2002 photo; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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