Coelogyne testacea Lindl. 1842 SECTION Tomentosae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

Inflorescence

Flower Closeup

Photo courtesy of Joseph Dougherty

Part shade Hot To Cool LATESpring Through EARLY Summer

Common Name The Brick-Shaped Colegyne

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra in lowland rainforests and riverine forests low down on trunks and branches at elevations around sealevel to 1400 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or sometimes terrestrial with close set, oblong-ovoid, compressed, shallowly grooved pseudobulbs carrying, 2 apical, lanceolate, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, narrowing apically with wavy margins and gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring through early summer on a pendulous, to 9.6" [24 cm] long, slightly fractiflex rachis, to 10 flowered, racemose inflorescence that arises on a newly emerging pseudobulb and leaf and has persistent floral bracts and simultaneously opening flowers

Synonyms Coelogyne sumatrana J.J.Sm. 1908; Pleione testacea [Lindl.] Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol, 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 de Vogel 1992 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001 as C aff testacea; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide

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