Coelogyne tumida J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION Longifoliae

Another Angle

Disected Flower

Lip Detail

Plant and Flower Photos by Reza Wibawa

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Three Lobed Coelogyne [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southwestern Java in lower montane forests at eleavtions of 1000 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1.2" [3 cm] between each 4 angled, narrowing towards the apex pseudobulb carrying 2, narrowly lanceolate, acute, 5 prominent veined beneath, grasually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, arising on a mature pseudobulb, terminal, peduncle to 10" [25 cm] long, to 20" [50 cm] long, to 36 flowered inflorescence.

Long lost, Reza Wibawa recently found this species in western Java and took these great photos that confirms that it still exists.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J J Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figueren Atlas J J Smith 1907 drawing fide; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 collection sheet and drawing ok