Geesinkorchis phaiostele (Ridl.) de Vogel 1984

Flower Closeup

Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Partial Shade WarmCool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Black-Brown Column Geesinkorchis

Flower Size .6" [1.7cm]

Found in Borneo and Sumatra in cloud forests on tree trunks at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical, rather flattened pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, rather stiffly coriaceous, deeply canaliculate leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, rigid, elongating, 18 to 27.5" [45 to 68 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, many [50 to 100] flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Chelonistele tenuiflora (Ridl.) Pfitzer 1907; *Coelogyne phaiostele Ridl. 1910; Coelogyne ridleyana Schltr. 1910; Coelogyne tenuiflora Ridl. 1896; Pholidota triloba J.J.Sm. 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 1 De Vogel 1986; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as Chelonistele tenuiflora; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Woods 2003