Coelogyne carinata Rolfe 1895 SECTION Speciosae Lindley Photo by © Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Color Photo by © Kevin Dawes and his Coelogynes Website

Another Flower form Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Side View of Flower Photos by © Art Vogel

Full shadeCoolTo WarmFall To Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Keeled Coelogyne

Flower Size 1 to 1 3/8" [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Sulawesi and Papua and New Guinea as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte occuring low-down on smooth, moss-free, smaller tree trunks at elevations of 100 to 2300 meters in humid locations along streams and rivers with pseudobulbs carrying 1 or 2 apical, plicate, lanceolate leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect to arcuate, 4 to 4 3/4" [10 to 12 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence that arises out of a newly forming pseudobulb growth [Synanthous] with successively opening [2 at a time] flowers [to 8] lasting about a week and occuring at the onset of the rainy season in the fall and winter.

Synonyms Coelogyne alata [Milar 1978] ?; Coelogyne oligantha Schltr. 1919; Coelogyne truncicola Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/1985 as Coelogyne truncicola drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as C alata photo ok; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing/photo fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 as C truncicola drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Oasis Vol 1 No 4 2000; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 Photo fide