Coelogyne fragrans Schltr. 1911 SECTION Speciosae Lindley Photo by © Art Vogel

Plant in situ in New Guinea Photos by Dr. E.F. de Vogel, Courtesy of André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

FragrancePart shadeHotCool LATE WinterSpring

Common Name The Fragrant Coelogyne

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in lower montane forests on trees in forests at elevations of 100 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with 3/4" to 1 1/4" [2 to 3 cm] between each narrowly ovoid, longitudinally 4 ridged pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, plicate, erect, ellitpic, acuminate, petiolate leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a glabrous, laxly 2 to 4 flowered, racemose, 8" [20 cm] long inflorescence arising with a new pseudobulb and leaf growth [synanthous] with simultaneous to successive opening, very fragrant flowers .

Synonyms Coelogyne rumphii Ridley 1886

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 2 2004 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 4 2007 photo; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide