Epigeneium treutleri (Hook.f.) Ormerod 2000 SECTION Katherinea

Photos by Li Jianwu


Drawing by Flora of China Website

Part ShadeCool Cold Spring

Common Name Treutler's Epigenieum [British Orchid Collector later 1800's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, Sikkim and Myanmar at elevations of 1400 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with .4 to 2.6" [1 to 6.5 cm] between each small, narrowly ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, sessile leaves that blooms in the spring on a hysteranthous, .72 to .8" [1.8 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with sub-obovate, obtuse-mucronate, membraneous floral bracts.

Synonyms *Coelogyne treutleri Hook.f. 1890; Dendrobium treutleri (Hook.f.) Schuit. & Peter B.Adams 2011; Epigeneium yunnanense Tang & Z.H.Tsi 1984; Pleione treutleri (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 22 Hooker 1892 as Coelogyne treutleri drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as Coelogyne treutleri drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Epigenuium truetleri photo fide;