Pleione maculata (Lindl.) Lindl. 1851-2 SECTION Dictyopleione

Specimen Plant

Photos by Eric Hunt

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 province of 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 scented of apples.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Coelogyne maculata; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Coelogyne macualta drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #5 1975 photo fide;AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 10 1978 photo fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 4 1984 photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985; The Genus Pleione Cribb & Butterfield 1988 drawing/photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 4 1998 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as P autumnalis Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #2 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as P autumnalis; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #10 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #8 2016 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #2 2017 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #1 2019 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;