Coelogyne calcicola Kerr 1933 SECTION Elatae Pfitzer

Photo by Piotr Markiewicz

Un Typical Form

Photo courtesy of David Banks

Common Name The Limestone-Living Coelogyne - In China Dian Xi Bei Mu Lan

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northern Myanmar, Yunnan province of China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in lower montane forests among limestone at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with 1.2 to 1.6" [3.2 to 3.8 cm]between each ovoid, angled pseudobulb enveloped basally by several persistent sheaths and carrying 2, oblong-lanceolate or oblong-obovate, somewhat acute, plicate, many nerved, minutely verrucose below, gradually narrowing below into the narrow petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, rigid, 8.8" [22 cm] long, to 6 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying 6 to 7, imbricate bracts covering the juncture of the peduncle and the rachis and has simultaneously opening, spreading flowers


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