Coelogyne kaliana P.J. Cribb 1982 SECTION Tomentosae Pfitzer

Photo courtesy of Vortex Orchids

Lip Detail

Photo by Art Vogel

Part sun CoolSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Kali Coelogyne [A Malaysian Town]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in the pennisular Malaysia in montane forests on shrubs, tree trunks and large branches at elevations of 1650 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or occasional terrestrial on moss with close set, ovoid, distinctly 3 ridged pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, coriaceous, plicate, 7 to 9 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a heteranthous, arching to pendulous, slightly fractiflex, 3.2 to 12" [8 to 30 cm] long, 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and has persistent floral bracts and carries simultaneously opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 de Vogel 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photos fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #1 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #2 2013 photo fide;