Coelogyne kinabaluensis Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Longifoliae Pfitzer

Photo by Art Vogel

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Plant in situ Mt Kinabalu

Plants in situ Mt Kinabalu

Photo by Copyright Kenth Esbensen and His Carphunters Website

Part shadeWarmCoolFall

Common Name The Mt. Kinabalu Coelogyne [A Mountain in Sabah, Borneo]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo on Mt Kinabalu, in lower montane, oak laurel forests at elevations of 900 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with very nearly cylindric, stem-like pseudobulbs enveloped basally by large sheaths and carrying 2 apical, narrowly elliptic, sharply acuminate, coriaceous, plicate, 5 to 9 nerved, narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a hysteranthous, rigid, erect, 10" [25 cm] long, fractiflex, successsively to 36 flowered inflorescence with deciduous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu wood 2013 photo fide