Coelogyne vermicularis J.J.Sm. 1906 SECTION Moniliformes

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Photos by Art Vogel

Part shadeCool LATE SpringFall

Common Name The Worm-Like Coelogyne [refers to the thickened rhachis of the inflorescence]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Sumatra and Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with short branching rhizomes giving rise to a rhomboid, obtuse angled, narrowing towards the apex pseduobulb carrying a single, apical, curved, oblong, acuminate, acute, undulate margins, plicate, dull green, tinged with brown, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spriung through fall on a hysteranthous, dull brown, thin, tapering towards the apex, to 11" [to 27.5 cm] long, rhachis slightly thickened, many flowered inflorescence carrying successive flowers.

Synonyms Chelonistele vermicularis (J.J.Sm.) Kraenzl. 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis Clayton 2002 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 drawing/photo fide