Coelogyne zurowetzii Carr 1934 SECTION Verrucosae Pfitzer & Kraenzlin

Photo by Gast and Galerie Orchideen Website

Another Flower? alba form?

Photo by J B Comber

Fragrance Part shadeHot WarmFallWinter

Common Name Zurowetz's Coelogyne [Original Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Kalimantan and Sabah Borneo in heath forests and in freshwater swamp forests at elevations of 400 to 700 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] between each ovate, strongly flattened, somewhat wrinkled pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, oblanceolate to narrowly oblong, tapering to an acute apex, plicate, 5 nerved, grooved above, prominent beneath, sulcate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on a synanthous, arched then horizontal, few flowered inflorescence with broadly elliptic, acute floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, spicy-floral scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 #9 1994 photo hmm; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 #3 2004 photo ok?; Les Coelogynes E & J George 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016