Coelogyne longipes Lindl. 1854 SECTION Proliferae Lindley

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Another flower

Plant and Flowers

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Another Flower? See Seidenfaden 1975 pg 80

Plant and Flower

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Part shadeCool Cold WinterSpring

Common Name The Long Stemmed Coelogyne - In China Chang Bing Bei Mu Lan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos in upper montane forest on mossy branches at elevations of 1300 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] between each long, slender, cylindrical to narrowly ovoid pseudobulb carrying 2, lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, dorsal prominent, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on a hysteranthous, bare, slender, 4.8 to 8" [12 to 20 cm] long, imbricating bracts at the junction of the peduncle and rachis, slightly zigzag, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with deciduous floral bracts and successive opening flowers.

The inflorescence can rebloom over several seasons by elongating at the imbricating bracts.

CAUTION ! This species is consistently misidentified or is very variable. I cannot be absolutely positive of any of these determinations so please use with caution.

Synonyms Pleione longipes (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok: The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 29 N.R. 4 Orchid Genera in Thailand III Seidenfaden 1975 drawing ok to the 1st; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide to Another flower Dawese; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 #1 1984; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing ok to the 1st photo; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo ok; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide to the second species; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide to the first