Coelogyne salmonicolor Rchb.f. 1883 SECTION Speciosae Lindley Photo by Raven Vision Website

Part shade WarmCoolSpring

Common Name The Salmon Colored Coelogyne

Flower Size 4.4" [11 cm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations of 950 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with close set, obliquely ovoid, slightly flattened, faintly quadrangular pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, elliptic, plicate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a synanthous, slender at the base, thickening towards the apex, erect then pendulous, zig-zag, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate-oblong, acuminate, persistent floral bracts.

Synonyms Coelogyne bella Schltr. 1911; Coelogyne salmonicolor var. virescentibus J.J.Sm. ex Dakkus 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C speciosa var salmonicolor; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C speciosa var salmonicolor; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide