Coelogyne miniata Lindl. 1830 SECTION Hologyne D.A.Clayton.

Inflorescence Photos by Art Vogel

Part shadeCoolColdWinter

Common Name The Rust Red Coelogyne

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Java, Bali, Lesser Sunda Islands and Sumatra in lower and upper montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte on large rocks with a creeping rhizome with 1" [2.5 cm] between each cylindrical to ovate, narrowing apically pseudobulb enveloped in youth by a few basal sheaths carrying 2, apical, elliptic, acute, plicate, 7 nerved, abruply narrowing below into the grooved petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a synanthous or proteranthous, near the base, terete, stiff, 3 to 4" [7.5 to 10 cm] long, fractiflex rachis, few flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by several loose bracts and has floral bracts that fall as the flowers appear with up to 4 simultaneous flowers, 1" [2.5 cm] across, in a short zig-zag inflorescence.

Synonyms Chelonanthera miniata Blume 1825; Coelogyne lauterbachiana Kraenzl. 1895; Coelogyne simplex Lindl. 1854; Hologyne lauterbachiana (Kraenzl.) Pfitzer 1907; Hologyne miniata (Blume) Pfitzer 1907; Pleione lauterbachiana (Kraenzl.) Kuntze 1903; Pleione miniata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Pleione simplex (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 15 Schlechter/Brieger 1984 photo good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide;

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