Coelogyne sparsa Rchb.f. 1883 SECTION Lentiginosae Pfitzer>

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FragrancePart sunWarmLATESpringSummer

Common Name The Sparse Coelogyne [refers to the widely spaced flowers on the inflorescence]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines on trees in lower montane forests at elevations of 900 to 1100 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with obovoid to narrowly obovoid, often curved, grooved with age pseudobulbs carrying 2, oblong-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a heteranthous, arching, not zig-zagged, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, loosely 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence enveloped from the base of the rachis by bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, fragrant flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1890 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #2 1969 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A synopsis Clayton 2002; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;