Coelogyne marthae S.E.C. Sierra 2000 SECTION Verrucosae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin Photo by Gast and Galerie Orchideen Website

Part shadeHot Spring

Common Name Martha's Coelogyne [Dr Martha Tillar Dutch Botanist current]

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Sarwak Borneo on lower tree trunks in flooded heath forests at elevations of 50 to 300 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with .24 to .52" [.6 to 1.3 cm] between each, ovate-oblong, flattened pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, lanceolate, 3 to 5 nerved, plicate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a proteranthous or synanthous, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with persistent floral bracts and simultaneously opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Warm Cool