Chelonistele brevilamellata (J.J.Sm.) Carr 1935

Photo by Andre Schuiteman

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the JanyRenz Herbaria Orchid Website

Common Name The Short Lip Chelonistele

Flower Size

Found in Kalimantan Borneo in dense elfin, mossy forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with very slender, more or less terete pseudobulbs carrying a single, obovate-lanceolate, acuminate, thinly coriaceous, 7 to 9 nerved, somewhat prominent on both surfaces leaves that blooms in the fall on a synanthous, [as the leaf just or half emerged], peduncle 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, increasing after the first flowers open to 7" [17.5 cm] long, rachis, curved or straight, very slightly zig-zag, 3.2 to 3.8" [ 8 to 9.5 cm] long, 9 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Coelogyne brevilamellata J.J.Sm. 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 1 De Vogel 1986 drawing fide; Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood etal 2001 photo fide;