Coelogyne vanoverberghii Ames 1915 SECTION Lentiginosae Pfitzer Photo by ???????? ??? ????????? A Russian Website

Full Shade Cool Spring

Common Name Vanoverbergh's Coleogyne [Belgian Missionary and Plant collector in the Philippines 1800's]

Flower Size 2.5" [6.2 cm]

Found in the Philippines on the island of Luzon at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with crowded, tapering pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, plicate, broadly elliptic, acuminate, acute, leathery, shortly petiolate leaves that blooms in the spring on a slender, arcuate to pendant, to 8" [20 cm] long, fractiflex rachis, racemose to 6 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly emerging pseudobulb with deciduous floral bracts and simultaneously opening flowers. .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;