Coelogyne sarasinorum Kraenzl. 1907 SECTION Speciosae Lindley Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Sarasin's Coelogyne [Swiss Naturalists 1800's]

Flower Size 2 to 3.2" [5 to 7.6 cm]

Found in Sulawesi at elevations around 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid, slightly skewed to one side, rugose pseusobulbs carrying 2, apical, plicate, undulate margin, oblong, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a newly arising growth, peduncle zigzag, to 6" [to 15 cm] long ovarall, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with long, lanceolate, longer than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 Drawing/photo fide;