Coelogyne sanderiana Rchb.f. 1887 SECTION Coelogyne

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Fragrance Partial Sun Hot Cool LATESpring

Common Name or Meaning Sander's Coelogyne [English Nurseryman 1800's]

Flower Size 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in Sarawak, Borneo, Lesser Sunda Islands and Sumatra in secondary hill forests, moss forests and on sandstone ridges or limestone as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial, epiphyte or lithophyte on rocks at elevations of 200 to 1300 meters with 2.4" [6 cm] between each, sulcate in youth, rugose with age, spindle-shaped pseudobulb enveloped basally by a few sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, lanceolate, plicate, 5 nerved, acute, gradually narrowing below into the short, indistinct, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on a basal, 10 " [25 cm] long, fractiflex, stiff, 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence arising before the pseudobulb has developed with persistent, light green [Borneo], dark red [Sumatra] floral bracts with simultaneously opening flowers that smell of dried coconut.

Synonyms Pleione sanderiana (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photos fide;