Chelonistele lurida (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Pfitzer 1907

Photo by Eric Hunt.

WarmCold Spring

Common Name The Pale Yellow Chelonistele

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Sabah and Kalimantan Borneo in elfin and secondary forests and secondary forests on trunks and moss covered roots at elevations of 800 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with swollen to slender, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs carrying 1, apical, ovate lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, very stiff, coriaceous, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf and blooms in the spring on a just emerging new growth, 4 to 12 flowered, racemose, to 10.8" [to 27 cm] long inflorescence

Synonyms Chelonistele lurida var. lurida; *Coelogyne lurida Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing not = C sulphurea; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920 as C lurida; Orchid Monographs Vol 1 De Vogel 1986 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 # 11 1994 as C lurida var grandiflora photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 photos fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 as C lurida var grandifloraAOS Bulletin Vol 79 #10 2010 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photos ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #2 2013 photo fide;