Coelogyne rochussenii de Vriese 1854 SECTION Tomentosae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin

Photo by Donald G. H. Tan

Specimen Plant

Photos by © Eric Hunt

Lip Detail

Side View Of Flower

Photos by © Milan Vágner

FragrancePart shadeHotTo CoolWinter

Common Name Rouchussen's Coelogyne [Dutch governor-general of the Dutch East Indies in the mid-19th century ]

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.25 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra and east to the Philippines in lowlands often on trees overhanging rivers at elevations up to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte with 3.4 to 1.4" between each, cylindric, narrow, strongly furrowed pseudobulb carrying 2, oblanceolate to obovate, rounded and slightly acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the 2" [5 cm] long, petiolate base leaves and blooms in the winter in Singapore cultivation on a basal, heteranthous, to more than 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, pendant, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with brown basal bracts with up to 40 fragrant, lemon-scented, simultaneously opening flowers. The flowers semi-close each night and reopen in the morning with the sun's arrival.

Synonyms Chelonanthera cymbidioides Teijsm. ?; Coelogyne macrobulbon Hook. f. 1890; Coelogyne plantaginea Lindl. 1855; Coelogyne steffensii Schltr. 1925; Coelogyne stellaris Rchb.f. 1886; Pleione macrobulbon (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleione plantaginea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleione rochussenii (de Vriese) Kuntze 1891

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