Coelogyne formosa Schltr. 1912 SECTION Speciosae Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Beautiful Coelogyne

Flower Size

Found in eastern Sumatra at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome with close set, ovoid, obtusely quadrangular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acuminate but obtuse, narrowing gradually below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, arising with the leaves, eventually to 1.6" [4 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, much longer than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 drawing fide; The Genus Coelogyne, a Synopsis Clayton 2002; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 Photo fide