Coelogyne borneensis Rolfe 1893 SECTION Longifoliae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin

Photo by Sarawaklens and his Flickr Website

Fragrance Full Shade HotWarm Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Borneo Coelogyne

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Borneo in lowland rainforests at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, flask-shaped, basally thicker pseudobulbs carrying 2, oblong-lanceolate, shortly triangular acuminate, acute, narrowing below into an elongate, cuneate, plicate, 7 nerved, grooved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a hysteranthous, bare, somewhat strong, compressed, zig-zag, 20" [50 cm] long, many flowered, 2 ranked inflorescence with deciduous, coriaceous floral bracts and carrying successively opening, fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Wood, Beaman Etal 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis Clayton 2002; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 O'Byrne 2015 photos hmm;