Coelogyne pallens Ridl. 1903 SECTION Fuliginosae Lindl. Photo by E & J George and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower Photo by E & J George and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade WarmWinterEARLYSpring

Common Name The Pale Colored Coelogyne

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Borneo in hill ridge forests at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] between each pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, elliptic, acuminate,plicate, 5 nerved, grooved petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on a hysteranthous, slender, bare, 3" [7.5 cm] long, single [possibly more] flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by imbricating bracts.

CAUTION Said by Kew to be a synonym of C fimbrata but I have left them separate for now

Synonyms Coelogyne fimbriata var. annamica Finet ex Gagnep. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 N.R. 4 Orchid Genera in Thailand Seidenfaden 1975 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide to the first photo; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Oasis Vol 1 No 3 2000 photo; The Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo hmm; The Genus Coelogyne, a Synopsis Clayton 2002 photo no = C ovalis; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo hmm; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo hmm;

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