Coelogyne gibbifera J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Moniliformes Carr

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Photos By Peter O'Byrne .

Deep Shade Warm Cool Spring Fall

Common Name The Nerved Coelogyne [refers to the prominent median nerves on the back of the sepals and petals]

Flower Size 1.9" [4.8 cm]

Found in all of Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1600 meters as a just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with close set, erect, elongated, fleshy, green, ellipsoid, narrowing towards the apex and the base pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, 6 to 7 nerved, finely coriaceous, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a erect, slender 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, fractiflex rachis, to 12 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly emerging growth with large flowers that open in succession.

Synonyms Coelogyne macroloba J.J.Sm. 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as C macroloba; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide