Coelogyne ustulata Parish & Rchb. f. 1874 SECTION Proliferae Lindley Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a the Jany Renz Herbaria Website.

Deep Shade Cool

Common Name The Burned Red Coelogyne [refers to the dark colored floral parts]

Flower Size 3/4" or less [to 2 cm]

Found only in lower Myanmar in lower montane forests at elevations of 1700 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, rigid, plicate, 5 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the grooved, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, erect, fractiflex rachis, 3.2" [8 cm] long, 5 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with several imbricate bracts at the juncture of the peduncle and rachis and all carrying simultaneously opening flowers.

Many plants under this name are actually C usitana which are white flowers with a dark purple lip, actual C ustulata flowers are very small, yellow and brown.

CAUTION! I have no way of persoanlly verifying this determination so please use with caution!!!

Synonyms Pleione ustulata (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 N.R. 4 Orchid Genera in Thailand Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 Collection sheet ok

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