Coelogyne ecarinata C.Schweinf. 1941 SECTION Proliferae

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Dave Hermeyer

part shade Warm Cold LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Non-Keeled Coelogyne [refers to the lack of keels on the lip] - In China Ji Shi Bei Mu Lan

Flower Size 1.12" [2.8 cm]

Found in northern Myanmar, Yunnan province of China and northern Vietnam at elevations of 900 to 2600 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to conical to ovate pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by sheaths and carrying 2, apical, leathery, convolute, oblong, 5 to 7 main nerved, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a terminal, hysteranthous, glabrous, with a cluster of densely imbricating bracts from the base and thereafter at intervals along the rachis as it extends with each flowering season, slightly zigzag, to 20" [50 cm] long, simultaneously densely 7 to 10 flowered inflorescence with deciduous, cauducous, lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Coelogyne tsii X.H.Jin & H.Li 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis Clayton 2002 drawing good/photo not = C dolichopoda; Native Orchids From The Gaoligongshan Mountains China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photos fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as C tsii; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Taunggyi 2014 as C tsii photo fide; A Guide tothe Orchids of Myanmar Kurzweil & Lwin 2014 photo; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;