Coelogyne pandurata Lindley 1853 SECTION Verrucosae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin.

Close up of flower.

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Flower closeup

Photos by Patricia Harding

Plant and Flowers in situ Sarawak, Borneo

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

FragrancePart shadeHotLATE Spring To Summer

Common Name The Lute-Shaped Coelogyne

Flower Size More than 3" [more than 7.5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte found on large trees near rivers or terrestrial with well-spaced, strongly compressed, oblong or suborbicular, sulcate pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate, leaves with a stout petiole that blooms in late spring-summer out of the center of newly emerging growths with up to 15 flowers on a terminal, arched to pendant, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, racemose inflorescence. The simultaneously opening flowers are highly fragrant of honey to cinnamon but are short lived.

This orchid needs wire basket culture as it spreads out quite rapidly and sphagnum with wood chips as media works best and the best time to repot is when the new lead emerges.

Synonyms Coelogyne peltastes var. unguiculata J.J.Sm. 1927; Pleione pandurata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

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