Coelogyne chloroptera Rchb. f. 1883 SECTION Lentiginosae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

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Photo by Dorothy Potter Barnett .

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Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by OrchidMania.

FragrancePart sunWarm Spring Fall

Common Name The Green Winged Coelogyne

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4 cm]

Text by Villamor T. Usita Coelogyne chloroptera is a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphitic or occasional lithophytic orchid found at altitudes of 800 to 1,700 meters. It is found in the Nueva Vizcaya region in Luzon, Philippines on trees and rocks with pear shaped pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, plicate,7 nerved, coriaceous, gradually narrows below into the base leaves and blooms on an erect to arching, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, loosely 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with quickly sequential, waxy, fragrant flowers occuring in the spring.

You should keep the root always moist. Sunlight is about 40 - 60%. It has been mistakenly identified as Coelogyne confusa before.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1890 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing good; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;