Coelogyne foerstermanni Rchb. f. 1886 SECTION Coelogyne

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Photos by Nik Fahmi and Vortex Orchids

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Common Name Foestermann's Coelogyne [German Orchid Collector East Asia 1800's]

Flower Size 3.2" [to 8 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and the Moluccas at elevations of sealevel to 500 meters high up on trees in lowlands and lowland montane forests as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with narrow, cylindrical, tapering towards the apex, ribbed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, erect, lanceolate, acute, plicate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, grooved, petiolate base leaves and blooms on an erect, basal, stout, to 16" [40 cm] long, many [8 to 15] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and enveloped basally by several close, imbricating sheaths and has persistent floral bracts and simultaneously opening, very fragrant flowers.

CAUTION The first photo is correct. I am not sure of the second determination by Fahmi [photos 2, 3 and 4] so please use with caution!!.

Synonyms Coelogyne kingii Hkr f. 1895; Coelogyne maingayi Hook.f. 1890; Pleione foerstermannii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleione maingayi (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as C kingii drawing good; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 5 1963 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Living with Orchids In Sumatra Landau 1996 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide to the first photo; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide see above; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide;