Coelogyne venusta Rolfe 1904 SECTION Tomentosae Pfitzer

Photo by Art Vogel

Another Angle

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Plant and Flowers in situ Mt Kinabalu

Photos by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Part shadeWarm To CoolFall THROUGHSpring

Common Name The Beautiful Coelogyne

Flower Size 1.4" [3.4 cm]

Found in Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei Borneo in hill and lower montane, ridge forests on sandstone and shale outcrops at elevations of 800 to 2350 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing lithophyte or epiphyte with 1" to 2.2" [2.5 to 5.5 cm] between each straight or curved, slender, ovoid, shallowly grooved pseudobulb and carrying 2, apical, rather stiff, elliptic to ovate to linear, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on an erect to arching, to 20" [to 50 cm] long, 16 to 35 flowered inflorescence arising with a new growth.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920' AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 de Vogel 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A synopsis Clayton 2002 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb & Lun 2011 drawings fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide