Coelogyne candoonensis Ames 1923 SECTION Longifoliae

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by E. & J.-C. George and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz herbaria Website

Part shade Cool LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Mt. Candoon Coelogyne [A mountain on Midanao Island of the Philippines]

Flower Size 1.28" [3.2 cm]

Found on Mindanao Island of the Philippines at elevations around 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, linear, tapering pseudobulbs carrying 2, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect then arching, arising with a new growth, to 12" [30 cm] long, rachis zig-zag, successively many flowered inflorescence with deciduous chafflike floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;