Coelogyne schultesii S.K.Gen & S.Das 1978 SECTION Proliferae Lindley

Side View

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Andre Schuiteman and The Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Another Flower? [longipes?] Photo courtesy of David Morris and Clackamas Orchids Home Page

Part shadeWarmTo CoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning Schultes' Coelogyne [American Botanist at Harvard Current] - In China You Qiao Bei Mu Lan

Flower Size Up to 1 1/4" [3 cm]

This one is found in evergreen and semideciduous cloud forests on open rocks and on tree bases as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters in a wide area from Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, to south China and Vietnam, with a stout creeping rhizome giving rise to ovoid to ellipsoid, irregularly ridged and furrowed, green pseudobulbs with basal sheathing and carrying 2, apical, oblong to elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, 7 veined, plicate leaves that blooms in the spring on a hysteranthous, erect to curved, 4 to 9 flowered, green to greenish brown, 2 to 10" [5 to 25 cm] long, racemose, weakly fractiflex inflorescence with overlapping glume-like sheaths.

Named after Prof. Richard Evans Schultes of Harvard Univ.

CAUTION; Pearce & Cribb in Orchids of Bhutan have a photo close to that of the "Another flower? [longipes]" above as C schultesii, I feel [as well as Clayton] that it is properly placed with C longipes but do not have any of the original publications so cannot be sure.

Synonyms Coelogyne flavida sensu Seidenf. 1975, non Hook. f. ex Lindl.; Coelogyne longipes var. verruculata S.C.Chen 1983; Coelogyne prolifera sensu Lindl. 1854, non Lindl. 1830

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo more like the second photo [C longipes?]; The Genus Coelogyne, A Synopsis Clayton 2002 photo fide to the first photo; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;

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