Coelogyne rigidiformis Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Rigidiformes Carr TYPE for the section

Photo By Peter Maxwell .

Deep Shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Rigid Coelogyne [Refers to the rigid form of this species]

Flower Size 1.75" [3.75 cm]

Found in Borneo on Mt Kinabalu in hill and lower montane forests at elevations around 900 to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cylindric to narrowly pyriform pseudobulbs enveloped by fibrous remnants of sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-linear, strongly plicate, rigid, erect, coriaceous, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a heteranthous, erect, 8.8 to 12" [22 to 30 cm] long overall, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, arcuate to zigzag, loosely few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis Clayton 2002; Genera Orchidaceaerum Volume 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb and Chase 2010; The Orchids of Mt Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chan & Beaman 2011; The Orchids of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chan & Beaman 2011; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 drawing/Photo fide