Coelogyne taronensis Hand.-Mazz. 1922

SECTION Ocellatae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin Photo by Laima Swanson and Lucky Girl Orchids Ebay Website

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Common Name The Taron Gorge Coelogyne [A gorge in Yunnan Province China] - in China Gao shan bei mu lan OR Wei xi bei mu lan

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in western Yunnan Province China on trees in subtropical, montane evergreen forests, at elevations of 2400 to 3500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with close set, longitudinally wrinkled, basally rounded, conic to cylindric, carrying 2, linear-lanceolate, 7+ veined, acute to obtuse, narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a synanthous to proteranthous, peduncle to 2.8" [7 cm] long, rachis to 4" [10 cm] long, 1 to 3, successively single flowered inflorescence enveloped below by 3 to 4 straw colored sheaths and has deciduous floral bracts.

Synonyms Coelogyne weixiensis X.H.Jin 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as syn to C corymbosa; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis Clayton 2002; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as C weixiensis; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide

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