Coelogyne glandulosa Lindl. 1853 SECTION Coelogyne Photo by Norbert Dank and his Flickr Photo Site

Part shadeCoolLATE Spring

Common Name The Coelogyne With Glands [Name refers to the 3 warty keels it has on the lip]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southern India in lower montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with close set, ovoid, slightly curved with age, ridged, furrowed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few coriaceous sheaths and carrying 2, elliptic-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute, plicate, 7 to 11 nerved, undulate, coriaceous, tapering towards the base into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a erect, 8" [20 cm] long, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly emerging pseudobulb with persistent floral bracts and simulataneously opening flowers.

CAUTION: Many references cite this species as a synonym of C nervosa and it may well be, but I have left it and its synonyms separate pending better references.

CAUTION: I am not sure of this determination as there are not very good references out there.

Synonyms Coelogyne glandulosa var bournei S.Das & S.K.Jain 1976 publ. 1979; Coelogyne glandulosa var. sathyanarayanae S.Das & S.K.Jain 1976 publ. 1979Coelogyne nervosa Wight 1851; Pleione glandulosa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Les Coelogyne E & J George 2011 drawings, ok