Coelogyne xyrekes Ridl. 1915 SECTION Speciosae Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

FragrancePart shadeCool To Hot LATEWinter

Common Name The Smooth and Clean Shaven Coelogyne [refers to the lack of long hairs on the lip]

Flower Size 2 to 2.8 [5 to 7 cm]

Found in Thailand, Penninsular Malaysia and Sumatra in primary and secondary montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1900 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, elliptic, 4 ribbed, deeply grooved between, slightly rugose, dark glossy green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, 5 nerved, pink to purple in youth, dark glossy green, broadly lanceolate leaf that gradually narrows into a distinct petiole and blooms in the late winter on a 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, limp, successively single to 5 flowered inflorescence with a tubluar, acute sheath all arising from the center of a new growth and carrying color variable, sometimes sweetly scented flowers.

Synonyms Coelogyne xanthoglossa Ridl. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as C xanthoglossum; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 45 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 N.R. 4 Orchid Genera in Thailand Seidenfaden 1975 drawing good; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as C xanthoglossa; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide

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