Coelogyne radioferens Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Tomentosae Pfitzer

Flower Closeup

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt.

Warm Cold Spring Fall

Common Name The Rayed Coelogyne [refers to the lines on the lip]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Brunei, Kalamantan and Sabah, Borneo in lower and upper montane forests on bases of tree trunks at elevations of 900 to 2100 meters as a warm to cold growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with close set, slender, spindle-shaped to long cylindrical, shallowly grooved pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, long-obovate to long-elliptic, acute, slightly acuminate, plicate, 5 to 9 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on an always proteranthous, basally curved, apically pendulous, slightly fractiflex, 3.8 to 11.2" [9.5 to 28 cm] long, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying persistent floral bracts and simultaneously opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 de Vogel 1992 drawing/photo fide; 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/photo ok; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 5 1999 photo as C radioferens; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 drawing fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide; Malesian orchid Journal Vol 14 Wood 1014 photos fide;