Coelogyne kelamensis J.J. Sm. 1910 SECTION Moniliformis Carr.

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower

Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt and Andy's Orchids

Part shade HotSpring

Common Name The Kelam Coelogyne [A department of Borneo]

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Borneo, near sea level as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] between each elongate, slender pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-elliptic, obovate, acuminate-acute, undulate, plicate, 5 nerved, coriaceous, red, gradually narrowing below into the grooved petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, 5" [12.5 cm] long, fractiflex rachis, to 11 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly forming pseudobulb with successively opening flowers.

CAUTION I am not ure of this determination so please use with caution.


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