Coelogyne occultata Hook.f. 1890 var uniflora N.P.Balakr.1978 SECTION Ocellatae

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Plant and Flower Photo by Richard Buchanan

Part shadeCool Cold LATESpringEARLYSummer

Common Name The Hidden Coelogyne [refers to it's small size and short inflorescence] - In China Luan Ye Bei Mu Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Bhutan, northeastern India and Myanmar at elevations of 1830 to 3500 meters on moss covered trees in upper montane forests as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with obliquely attached, oblanceolate, clavate, acute apex, narrowing towards the base, green, glossy, slightly grooved pseudobulbs carrying 2, elliptic, acute, plicate, 3 to 5 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the grooved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a slender, erect, 1.6" [4 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly emerging pseudobulb with persistent floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms Coelogyne occultata var. occultata; Coelogyne occultata var uniflora N.P.Balakr.1978; Pleione occultata (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1892 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 photo good; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 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; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;