Coelogyne papillosa Ridl. ex Stapf 1894 SECTION Verrucosae Pfitzer & Kranzlin

Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Fingered Coelogyne [refers to the lip being covered with papillae]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Sarawak and Sabah Borneo in upper montane scrub forests at elevations of 1800 to 3700 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or ocasional lithophyte in granite crevasses with close set, elongate, cylyndric pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few sheaths and carrying 2, apical, lanceolate, acute, strongly plicate, 7 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the grooved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer through late fall on a slender, stiff, erect to arching, 19.2" [48 cm] long, fractiflex rachis, 6 to 18 flowered inflorescence that is proteranthous or synanthous with deciduous bracts and simultaneously opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1920; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 5 1999 photo; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide

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