Coelogyne lawrenceana Rolfe 1905 SECTION Lawrenceanae D.A.Clayton 2002 TYPE for the section

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Another Flower

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by White Oak Orchids

Another Flower Aspect

Photo by Patricia Harding

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo WarmFall THROUGH Spring

Common Name Lawrence's Coelogyne [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size to 4" [10 cm]

This is a medium sized, cool to warm growing, epiphytic species that is found in the Himalayas and Vietnam in primary montane forests at moderate elevations with ovoid-oblong pseudobulbs carrying 2, lanceolate, broad, plicate, 8 nerved, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, openly grooved petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on a 10" [25 cm] long, arching, terminal scape arising on a mature pseudobulb with waxy, fragrant sweet floral scented , long-lasting, solitary successive opening flowers [up to 6] held just above the leaves.

Synonyms Coelogyne fleuryi Gagnep. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 drawing good/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 6 1986 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo good; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #2 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 8 2009 photo fide; Genera Orchidaceaerum Volume 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb and Chase 2010; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 as C fleuryi drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 18(1) 2018 photo fide;