Coelogyne pholidotoides J.J.Sm. 1903 SECTION Tomentosae

Photo by Copyright Art Vogel


Photo by Copyright Kenth Esbensen

Part shade Warm Coolspring

Common Name The Pholidota-Like Coelogyne [refers to the flowers affinities to the species in the genus Pholidota]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Borneo in hill forests on trunks and branches as well as sandstone outcrops often in full sun, at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid, shallowly grooved pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, rather stiff, elliptic, acute to rounded, plicate, 5 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a synanthous, erect to curved then pendulous, to 28" [75 cm] long, 24 to 62 flowered inflorescence arising with a new growth with persistent floral bracts, a pubescent ovary and carrying simultaneously opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 de Vogel 1992 drawing/photo fide; 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; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011 drawing/photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide