Coelogyne raizadae S.K.Jain & S.Das 1978 SECTION Proliferae

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower

Drawing as C longipes

Photos by E. & J.-C. George/Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name Raizada's Coelogyne [Indian taxomonist current] - in China San Zhe Bei Mu Lan

Flower Size .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Laos and Yunnan province of China in montane forests at elevations of 1800 to 2140 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with an ascending, stout rhizome giving rise to cylindric to narrowly oblong, tapering above to narrowly ovoid, slightly ridged in maturity pseudobulbs enveloped by large bracts and carrying 2, narrowly elliptic-oblong, acute-acuminate, entire, 5 to 7 nerved, mid nerve prominent, narrowing gently into the grooved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a hysteranthous, peduncel erect, slender, smooth, greenish, 1.2 to 6" [3 to 15 cm] long, imbricating bracts at junction of peduncle and rachis, rachis slightly zig-zag, elongating each year with further imbricating bracts betweeen old and new growth, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Coelogyne longipes Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 as Synonym of C longipes