Coelogyne parishii Hook. f. 1862 SECTION Brachypterae D.A.Clayton Photo by Sandra L Pruden

Inflorescence Photo by Marius Wasbauer

FragrancePart shade HotSpring

Common Name Parrish's Coelogyne [English Collector in Burma 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

This small medium sized, warm to hot growing epiphytic orchid is found in lower Burma at elevations around 120 meters with very narrowly conical, yellowish, angled pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, elliptic or lanceolate, subacute leaves and blooms in the spring on a terminal, pendant or erect, 4" [10 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with 3 to 5, large, simultaneously opening, fragrant flowers arising on a mature pseudobulb.

CAUTION This photo does not agree with the photo in Claytons the Genus Coelogyne but it does match his written description. E & J George 2011 have a drawing and photo that is exact to this photo .

SynonymsPleione parishii (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 drawing fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo hmm Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 as C brachyptera drawing fide;