Coelogyne prasina Ridley 1896 SECTION Longifoliae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin

Plant and Flower

Green Colored Flower Photos courtesy of Nik Fahmi and Vortex Orchid Web Site

Part shade CoolSummer

Common Name The Leek Green Coelogyne

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Malaysian penisula, Sumatra, Sulawesi, the Moluccas, and Borneo in hill forests or on mossy clumps in heath forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with a long creeping to scrambling rhizome, giving rise every .8 to 6" [2 to 15 cm], to a cylindric, tapering towards the apex, yellow pseudobulb carrying 2 apical, plicate, 7 nerved, narrowly elliptical, gradually narrowing below into the grooved petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, fractiflex rachis, 4" to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, few to several flowered, racemose inflorescence that is initially synanthous and sometimes becoming heteroanthus by blooming, has deciduous floral bracts and carrying successive opening flowers that arise out of a new pseudobulb growth.

Synonyms Coelogyne modesta J.J.Sm. 1905; Coelogyne rhizomatosa J.J.Sm. 1904; Coelogyne rhizomatosa var. quinquelobata J.J.Sm. 1927; Coelogyne vagans Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as C modesta; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as C modesta drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 15 Schlechter/Brieger 1984 drawing ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as C modesta; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; The Genus Coelogyne A synopsis Clayton 2002 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo as C modesta photo good; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo as C vagans drawing good; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide/photo good; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;

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