Coelogyne fuliginosa Lodd. ex Hook. 1849 SECTION Fuliginosae Lindl. TYPE for the section

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FragrancePart shadeWarmCoolWinter

Common Name The Sooty Coelogyne [refers to the flower color]

Flower Size 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in the Himalayas, Myanmar, Java and Sumatra in valleys on trees and rocks at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] between each, narrowly oblong and angular pseudobulb carrying 2, lanceolate, acute, plicate, 9 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the grooved petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a longer than the leaf, slender, 3" [7.5 cm] long, fractiflex rachis, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from a mature pseudobulb and carrying simultaneously opening flowers

CAUTION!!!!! Many references cite this species as a synonym of C ovalis but I have left them apart at this time.

Synonyms Pleione fuliginosa (Lodd. ex Hook.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 N.R. 4 Orchid Genera in Thailand III Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 drawing good/photo good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawing fide/photo good; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Genera Orchidaceaerum Volume 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb and Chase 2010; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 Drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #7 2019 drawing fide;