Coelogyne schilleriana Rchb.f. & K.Koch 1858 SECTION Lentiginosae Pfitzer

Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name Schiller's Coelogyne [German Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Thailand and Myanmar in valleys and on ridges at elevations around 200 to 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set, globose-ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by sheaths and carrying 2, elliptic-lanceolate, acute-acuminate, single nerved, plicate, coriaceous leaves with no defined petiole that blooms in the spring on a synanthous, slender, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence sheathed with new leaves and imbricating basal bracts and has persistent floral bracts.

Synonyms Pleione schilleriana (Rchb.f. & K.Koch) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Pleione schilleriana; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Pleione schilleriana drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as Pleione schilleriana drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 71 1-30 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VII Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawingfide; The Genus Coelogyne, A Synopsis Clayton 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #2 2008 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Thailand 2 Vaddhanaphuti 2009 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #7 2019 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #11 2019 photo fide;