Coelogyne beccarii Rchb.f. 1886 SECTION Speciosae

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Common Name Becarri's Coelogyne [Original Collector of Species late 1800 - early 1900]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in the Bismark Islands, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in lowland rain forests at elevations of sea level to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or rarely terrestrial with a woody rhizome giving rise to close set, cylindrical-ovoid, smooth, 4 grooved, 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, linear to linear-lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, 7 to 9 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the very elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year, often more than once, on a erect to suberect, slender, 20" [50 cm] long, fractiflex rachis, loosely 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly emerging growth with lanceolate, deciduous floral bracts and successively opening flowers.

Synonyms Coelogyne beccarii var. micholitziana (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1915; Coelogyne beccarii var. tropidophora Schltr. 1914; Coelogyne micholitziana Kraenzl. 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1892 as C micholicziana drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914 as Coelogyne beccarii var. tropidophora; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C beccarii var micholiciana; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as C michholtziana drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C beccarii var micholitziana; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 Photo fide