Coelogyne prolifera Lindl. 1828 SECTION Proliferae Lindley TYPE for the section Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of David Morris.

Part shadeCold To WarmSpring

Common Name The Prolific Coelogyne [refers to the reblooming inflorescence recurring over several years] - In China Huang Lu Bei Mu Lan

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in northeastern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Upper Myanmar, Yunnan China, Thailand and Vietnam in hill, lower and upper montane forests on tree trunks and lower branches as a small to medium sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 900 to 2300 meters with 1.2 to 2" between each, ovoid to oblong, compressed pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, plicate, 7 nerved, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the grooved, elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, slender, erect, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, fractiflex rachis, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and leaf with several, imbricate sheaths at the junction of the peduncle and rachis from which next years bloom cycle will appear with simultaneously opening flowers. This species blooms out of the previous years inflorescence as well as new ones hence the name C prolifera.

Synonyms Coelogyne flavida Hook. f. ex Lindl 1853; Coelogyne flavida Wall. ex Hook. f. 1896; Pleione flavida (Hook.f. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleione prolifera (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as C flavida drawing ok; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as C flavida drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 10 1958 drawing as C flavida; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; 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 flavida drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 15 Schlechter/Brieger 1984 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 1 1984 photo as C flavida; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 1 1984 photo; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997 as C flavida; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as C flavida photo hmm; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as C flavida photo hmm; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as C flavida; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo okish; The Wild Orchids of Thailand 2 Vaddhanaphuti 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Genera Orchidaceaerum Volume 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb and Chase 2010; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 as C flavida photo not = C fimbriata; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 photo not;

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