Coelogyne steenisii J.J.Sm. 1932 SECTION Longifoliae Pfitzer Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name Steenis' Coelogyne [original collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in southern Sumatra on moss covered trees in upper montane forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyute with a strong sheathed rhizome giving rise to close set, elongate-fusiform, thickened basally pseudobulbs carrying 2, narrowly lanceolate, acute to acuminate, 5 to 7 nerved, prominent slender dorsal nerve, narrowing below into the grooved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an initially synanathous becoming hysternathous, pedunclecompressed, 5 to 10" [12.5 to 25 cm] long, rachis zig-zag, 5 " [12.5 cm] or longer, a long time coming into flower, successively few, many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo maybe; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 drawing fide