Coelogyne multiflora Schltr. 1911 SECTION Cyathogyne [Schlechter] Clayton 2006 TYPE for the section Photo By Peter O'Byrne .

Plant and Inflorescence Photo By Lourens Grobler .

Deep ShadeScent Cool Winter

Common Name The Many Flowered Coelogyne

Flower Size 1.4" [3.4 cm]

Found in Sulawesi [Celebes] in lower montane forests on fallen tree trunks at elevations around 1200 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with close set, cylindric, compressed, longitudinally sulcate, yellow green pseudobulbs carrying 2, erect-spreading, lanceolate-elliptic, acute, coriaceous, plicate, 7 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a bare, terete, 18" [40 cm] long, densely many flowered, held in a cylindrical form inflorescence and carry flowers that smell of fresh cut ginger root.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 6 1986 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #2 2008 photo fide; Genera Orchidaceaerum Volume 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb abd Chase 2010; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photos fide;