Chelonistele devogelii Schuit. Mar 2012 Photo by Tom Ballinger and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower

Side View of Flower

Photos by Art Vogel

Different Lip form

Photo by Rogier Van Vugt and his Orchid Photo Website

Deep shade Cool Fall

Common Name de Vogel's Chelonistele [Dutch Orchidologist current]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Sarawak Borneo in montane and elfin forests on trunks and main branches often in mosses at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte that differs from the type mainly in the color [white] and in the much larger flower and blooms in the later spring on a proteranthous to synanthous, slightly zigzag, to 10.8" [to 27 cm] long, 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence with ovate to ovate-oblong, glabrous to slightly minutely hairy floral bracts.

Synonyms Chelonistele lurida Pfitzer var. grandiflora de Vogel 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 1 de Vogel 1984 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 as C lurida var grandiflora photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 as C lurida var grandiflora photo fide