Coelogyne plicatissima Ames & C. Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Rigidiformes Carr

Plant and Flowers in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and P Base Orchid Photo Website

Another Angle

Photo by Art Vogel

Part shadeCoolCold LATESpringEARLYSummer

Common Name The Most-Folded Coelogyne [refers to the deeply plicate leaves]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found on the lower slopes of Mount Kinabalu, in Sabah and Sarawak, often in high montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 3400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with fusiform-cylindric to broadly pyriform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear, oblong-linear or oblong-elliptic, strongly plicate, rigid, erect, coriaceous, gradually narrowing below into the cylindrical, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a sub-erect to arching, slightly fractiflex, 12" [30 cm] long, loosely few flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing fide/photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 Photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 Wood & van der Ent 2012 photo fide;