Pleione maculata (Lindl.) Lindl. 1851-2 SECTION Dictyopleione Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Specimen Plant Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Flower Closeup Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

FragrancePart shadeWarmCoolFall

Common Name The Spotted Pleione - In China Qui Hua Du Suan Lan

Flower Size 1.6 to 2.4 [4 to 6 cm]

Found in Yunnan China, Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in highland primary cloud forests at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with barrel-shaped, apically conical, green spotted with purple pseudobulbs carrying in apical pairs on mature pseudobulbs, elliptic-lanceolate to oblanceolate, acute, plicate leaves that blooms on a very short, to 2 flowered inflorescence with large inflated, truncate floral bracts arising in the fall before the leaves with fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Coelogyne arthuriana Rchb.f. 1881; Coelogyne diphylla (Lindl. & Paxton) Lindl. 1854; *Coelogyne maculata Lindl. 1830; Coelogyne maculata var. virginea Rchb.f. 1887; Gomphostylis candida Wall. ex Lindl. 1830; Pleione autumnalis S.C.Chen & G.H.Zhu 1999; Pleione diphylla Lindl. & Paxton 1851; Pleione maculata var. arthuriana (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1903 ; Pleione maculata var. virginea (Rchb.f.) Karth. 1989

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