Coelogyne testacea Lindl. 1842 SECTION Tomentosae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin

Photo by Eric Hunt


Flower Closeup

Photo courtesy of Joseph Dougherty

Part shade Hot To Cool LATESpring Through EARLY Summer

Common Name The Brick-Shaped Colegyne

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra in lowland rainforests and riverine forests low down on trunks and branches at elevations around sealevel to 1400 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or sometimes terrestrial with close set, oblong-ovoid, compressed, shallowly grooved pseudobulbs carrying, 2 apical, lanceolate, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, narrowing apically with wavy margins and gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring through early summer on a pendulous, to 9.6" [24 cm] long, slightly fractiflex rachis, to 10 flowered, racemose inflorescence that arises on a newly emerging pseudobulb and leaf and has persistent floral bracts and simultaneously opening flowers

Synonyms Coelogyne sumatrana J.J.Sm. 1908; Pleione testacea [Lindl.] Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol, 32 No 5 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 de Vogel 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Launert 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman Etal 2001 as C aff testacea; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide