Coelogyne peltastes Rchb.f. 1880 SECTION Verrucosae Pfitzer & Kranzlin


Photos By Peter O'Byrne .

Fragrance Deep Shade Hot Warm Summer fall

Common Name The Sheild Shaped Coelogyne

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimatan Borneo in lowland mixed and heath forests at elevations of sealevel to 900 meters meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or occasional lithophtye on limestone with 3 to 3.8" [7 to 9 cm] between each ellipsoid to almost round, laterally flattened pseudobulb carrying 2 apical, ovate-elliptic, acute, plicate, 5 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an arcuate to pendant, terete, to 2 to 2.6" [5 to 6 cm] long, slightly fractiflex rachis, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly emerging growth with persistent floral bracts and simultaneosuly opening, fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide