Coelogyne tenuis Rolfe 1893 SECTION Moniliformes

Drawing by J J Smith

Part shadeWarmFall

Common Name The Delicate Coelogyne [refers to the threadlike nature of the inflorescence]

Flower Size .8 [2 cm]

Found in Sarawak and Kalimantan Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as small sized, warm growing epiphyte with on a short rhizome giving rise to clustered, conical-elongate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, oblong to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate-acute, gradually narrowing below into a grooved, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a hysteranthous, bare, thread-like, thickened towards the apex, pendulous, zig-zag, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, successively few to many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Coelogyne bihamata J.J.Sm. 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Genus Coelogyne A synopsis Clayton 2002; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 drawing fide