Coelogyne zahlbrucknerae Kraenzl 1921 SECTION Lentiginosae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin Photo by Ricardo Reyes and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name Zahlbruckner's Coelogyne [Austrian Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found on Luzon within the Philippines as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid fusiform, lightly 4 angled, compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, lanceolate, very coriaceous, narrowing below into a 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, petiolate base leaves that blooms inthe fall arising as the new leaves arise, to 9.6" [24 cm] long, zig-zag, simultaneously 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Often cited as a synonym of C marmorata but recently was resurrected. This species has more rounded apically side lobes and a different 5 line calli on the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;