Coelogyne tomentosa Lindl. 1853 SECTION Tomentosae Pfitzer TYPE for the section

Lip Detail Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

another Flower Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Plant and Inflorescence Photo courtesy of D E Vermeulen

FragrancePart shade Cool Cold VARIABLE MOSTLY Summer

Common Name The Hairy Coelogyne [refers to the pubescent ovary]

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.25 cm]

This species is from the mountainous regions of Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, and Java in river valleys at elevations of 1150 to 2100 meters and in montane forests on higher ridges as a cool to cold growing epiphyte with elongate-conical, somewhat angled pseudobulbs when young and turning yellowish green and wrinkled with age, carrying a single, apical, plicate, elliptic-obovate, long petiolate leaf that is variable in its flowering but most often occuring in the summer. The flowers are scented and do not last long and are delicate on a terminal, to more than 15" [37.5 cm] long, pendant, racemose inflorescence arising with a new pseudobulb growth with a zig zag rachis and short bracts that has from 20 to 30 flowers.

This species is often marketed as C massangeana.

Synonyms Coelogyne cymbidioides Ridl. 1908; Coelogyne dayana [Rchb.f]Rolfe var massangeana Ridley; Coelogyne densiflora Ridley 1903; Coelogyne massangeana Rchb.f. 1878; Coelogyne tomentosa Lindley var cymbidioides Ridley; Coelogyne tomentosa Lindley var massangeana Ridley; Pleione massangeana (Rchb.f.) Kuntze, 1891; Pleione tomentosa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as C massangeana; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as C massangeana drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C massageana; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as C massengeana drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 5 1957 drawing as C massangeana; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 Drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963 photo as C massangeana; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C massangeana; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 N.R. 4 Orchid Genera in Thailand Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 N.R. 4 Orchid Genera in Thailand Seidenfaden 1975 as C massangeanadrawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 15 Schlechter/Brieger 1984 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 15 Schlechter/Brieger 1984 as C massangeana drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 6 1986 photo as C massangeana; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as C massangeana photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 de Vogel 1992 drawing/photo fide; Oasis Vol 1 No 3 2000 photo as C massangeana; Oasis Vol 1 No 4 2000 as C massangeana; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 2 2004 photo; Genera Orchidaceaerum Volume 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb and Chase 2010; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo ok; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide

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