Coelogyne corymbosa Lindl. 1853 SECTION Ocellatae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin

Photo by Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart shadeColdTo Cool SpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Umbrella-Like Coelogyne - In China Yan Ban Bei Mu Lan

Flower Size Up to 2 3/4" [to 7 cm]

A creeping, small sized, cool to cold growing, epiphytic or lithophytic species from Nepal, Bhutan, northeastern India, and China on trees in forest margins or on humid cliffs that is found at elevations of 1400 to 3500 meters with short, clustered, ovoid to subrhomboidal pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few dark brown sheaths and carrying 2 apical, elliptic-lanceolate, suberect, plicate, 5 nerved, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, grooved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall with a terminal, erect or pendant, basally sheathed, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly emerging pseudobulb growth and has persistent floral bracts with 2 to 5, simultaneously opening, fragrant, heavy textured flowers.


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