Coelogyne rupicola Carr 1935 SECTION Tomentosae

Plant and Flowers in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo

Photos by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

FragrancePart shadeCool ColdWinterspring Summerfall

Common Name The Rupicolus Coelogyne (refers to its growing on rocks)

Flower Size 2.2" [5.6 cm]

Found in Borneo in lower montane forests and in upper montane scrub primarily growing on rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2900 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte, terrestrial and lithophyte with close set to 1.2" [3 cm] apart, ovoid to slender fusiform, grooved pseudobulbs carrying 2, narrowly-obovate to slender-elliptic, acute, plicate, herbaceous to hard coriaceous, 3 to 9 nerved leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a synanthous, erect to curved, fractiflex, 14" to 20" [35 to 50 cm] long, 5 to 9 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 sweet scent


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo not; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 Wood & van der Ent photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide