Coelogyne buennemeyeri J.J.Sm. 1922 SECTION Tomentosae Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Flower Angle

Side View

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Paul Johnson

Part shade Cold Fall

Common Name Buennemeyer's Coelogyne [Orchid Enthusiast in Java from Germany 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra in upper montane forests or scrub forests on trees and bushes between boulders at elevations of 2350 to 2500 meters as a just medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] between each ovoid, sharp longitudinally folded pseudobulb carrying 2, apical elliptic to ovate, slightly coriaceous, plicate, 3 to 7 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a pendulous, basally envelopd by bracts 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm ] long, 11 to 23 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly emerging growth with persistent floral bracts and simultaneously opening, color variable flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 de Vogel 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide