Coelogyne putaoensis X.H.Jin, L.A.Ye & Schuit. 2017 SECTION Ocellatae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin

Photo by X H Jin and The PhytoKeys Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Spring

Common Name The Putao Coelogyne [A town in Myanmar near where the orchid was discovered]

Flower Size 2.4 [6 cm]

Found in Myanmar on moss-covered branches and tree trunks, sometimes also on rocks, in humid, broadleaved, montane forests at elevations around 2500 to 3100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a short and stout rhixzome giving rise to crowded, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by brown sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erct, ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, coriaceous, plicate, with 5 to 7 veines, petiolate base leaves that blooms at least in the late spring on a proteranthous, peduncle arching, .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long, rachis slender, 1" [2.5 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

"Coelogyne putaoensis is similar to C. taronensis but can be distinguished by its solid yellowish brown sepals and petals, a brown lip with bright yellow markings, three keels extending from the base of the lip onto the mid-lobe, and lateral keels adorned with papillae." X.H. Jin, L.A. Ye & Schuit. 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * PhytoKeys 82: 28 2017 drawing/photo fide