Coelogyne stenochila Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Longifoliae Pfitzer

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands, Malaysia Photos by David Kuehn

Another Flower Photo by Art Vogel

Another Flower

Another Flower Angle

Yet Another angle Photos By Peter O'Byrne .

Part Sun Cool Summer

Common Name The Narrow Lipped Coelogyne

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia on exposed ridges in upper montane forests at elevations of 1430 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to close set, small, ovoid, sulcate with age, dark green pseudobulbs carrying 2, small, elliptic, subacute, coriaceous, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a pendulous, 21.6" [54 cm] long, to 25 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly emerging growth with deciduous floral bracts and successively opening flowers.

Synonyms Pleione stenochila (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1892 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide

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