Neogyna gardneriana (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1852 Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George and his Orchidorama Orchid Webpage

Part shadeWarmColdfall

Common Name Gardner's Neogyna [English Plant collector in Nepal 1800's] - In China Xin Xing Lan

Flower Size 1.6 to 1.8" [4 to 4.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanamar, Thailand and southern China on rocks in open jungle at elevations around 1500 to 3600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing lithophyte with ovoid-cylindric to conical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few imbricate sheaths and carrying 2, lanceolate, acute, plicate, yellow green above, paler below, petiolate leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, 8.8 to 16" [22 to 40 cm] long, erect then pendant, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising on a almost to mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms *Coelogyne gardneriana Lindl. 1830; Coelogyne trisaccata Griff. 1851; Pleione gardneriana (Lindl.) Kuntze, 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 1 1984 photo as Coelogyne gardneriana; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Schlechter/Brieger 1986 photo good; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 6 1998 photo; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo plant only; Oasis Vol 1 No 3 2000 photo; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo hmm; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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