Coelogyne rhabdobulbon Schltr. 1921 SECTION Tomentosae

Plant and Flowers in situ Borneo Photos by Copyright Peter Maxwell and HisFlickr Orchid Photo Website

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Inflorescence ? Photo by Copyright Kenth Esbensen and His Carphunters Website

FragrancePart shadeWarmCoolWinterspring

Common Name The Staff Shaped Pseuddobulb Coelogyne

Flower Size 2.2" [5.6 cm]

Found in Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at the base of tree trunks and on the rocks below at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte and lithophyte with close set, slender, spindle-shaped to long cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 2, long-obovate to long-elliptic, acute, plicate, 5 to 9 nerved leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a synanthous, limply pendulous, straight to slightly fractiflex, 6.4" to 25.2" [16 to 63 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence arising through a new growth with persistent floral bracts, a sparsely pubescent ovary and carrying simultaneously opening flowers that have been reported to have a scent similar to chocolate or sometimes quite unpleasant odor.

Synonyms Coelogyne judithiae P.Taylor 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 de Vogel 1992 as C judithiae drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 de Vogel 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 as C judithiae photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide

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