Coelogyne incrassata (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Moniliformis Carr.

Photo by Eric Hunt.

Closer photo

Photo by Art Vogel

Hot Cool Spring

Common Name The Swollen Coelogyne [refers to the swollen rachis]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Java, Sumatra and Borneo in lowlands and lower montane, mossy forests at elevations of sea level to 1200 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with smooth, obtuse-angled, gradually narrowing above to the apex pseudobulbs and carrying a single, apical, erect, copper to green, oblong-elliptic, sharply acuminate, abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a erect then pendulous, 6.4 to 7" [16 to 17.5 cm] long, dull brown, thickened rachis, few to several successively flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Chelonanthera incrassata Blume 1825; Coelogyne incrassata var. incrassata; Coelogyne incrassata var. sumatrana J.J.Sm. 1914; Coelogyne incrassata var. valida J.J.Sm. 1930; Pleione incrassata (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References

Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 # 11 1994 as C aff harana photo good????; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fideThe Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #2 2008 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide

Coelogyne incrassata var. valida J.J.Sm. 1930 ?

Plant

Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Differs mostly in the color and the larger side lobes of the lip.

References

Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo

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