Coelogyne susanae P.J.Cribb & B.A.Lewis 1991 SECTION Speciosae Lindley

Drawing Photo by Susan Wickison and Design Limited

FrangrancePart shadeHot CoolFallLATESpring

Common Name Susan's Coelogyne [Susan Wickison - English Orchid Enthusiast and Discoverer of Species current]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in the Bismark archipelago and the Solomon Islands at elevations of sea level to 1250 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte and rare terrestrial with elongate, ovate, 4 to 5 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, linear-lanceolate, acuminate to mucronate, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through late spring on a maturing pseudobulb, 3 to 17" [7 to 42 cm] long, fractiflex, erect to suberect, successively 2 to 18 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing/photo fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994; The Genus Coelogyne Clayton 2002 photo ok; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide