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

Another Flower

Photos by Art Vogel

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Inglorious Chelonistele

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sarawak, Sabah and Kalimantan Borneo on forest ridges in lower montane riverine forests at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with narrowly cylindrical, recurved pseudobulbs becoming longitudinally sulcate with age and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acute, plicate, 3 nerved, midrib below fairly prominent, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a synanthous, on half way developed pseudobulbs, 3 to 4.8" [7 to 12 cm] long, wiry, erect, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Coelogyne ingloria J.J.Sm. 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 1 Dr E. F. de Vogel 1986 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 #11 1994 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #10 2010 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 photo fide;