Coelogyne asperata Lindl. 1849 SECTION Verrucosae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

FragrancePart sunHotTo CoolSpring To Summer

Common Name possibly refers to the rough surface of the lip

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Sulawesi, the Moluccas, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, the Philippines, Papua and New Guinea, Malaysia and the Solomon Islands in swamp forests at elevations of sea-level to 1600 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic or sometimes lithophytic species in primary forests near rivers and streams with somewhat compressed, ribbed, broadly conical pseudobulbs carrying oblanceolate, long-petiolate, plicate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, arching, 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, crowded proteranthous inflorescence with ovate, large, dry, concave floral bracts and has 15 to 40, short-lived, fragrant, heavy textured, waxy flowers arising from the apex of a new growth.

Synonyms Coelogyne edelfeldtii F. Muell. & Kraenzl. 1894; Coelogyne lourii Paxton 1849; Coelogyne lowii Paxton 1849; Coelogyne macrophylla Teijsm. & Binn. 1867; Coelogne pustulosa Ridley 1886; Cymbidium robustum Gilli 1980 publ. 1983; Pleione asperata (Lindl.) Kuntze. 1891

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