Coelogyne fimbriata

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Coelogyne fimbriata (not my photo)

Common Name: The Fringed Coelogyne
Scented: yes, musk
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: cool to hot
Blooms: autumn
Flower Size: 3cm to 4cm
Synonyms: Coelogyne arunachalensis H.J.Chowdhery & G.D.Pal 1997; Coelogyne laotica Gagn. 1930; Coelogyne leungiana Hu 1972; Coelogyne longiciliata Teijsm. & Binn. 1864; Coelogyne ovalis auct. non Lindley; Coelogyne primulina Barretto 1990; Coelogyne xerophyta Hand-Mazz. 1936; Pleione chinense Krzl. 1891; Pleione fimbriata [Lindley] Kuntz 1891

A medium sized, cool to hot growing epiphytic or lithophytic orchid on limestone cliffs in narrow crevasses that is found in Nepal, Bhutan, China, NE India, Myanmar, Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in primary broadleaf evergreen lowland forests or primary montane forests at elevations of sea-level to 1500m with 3cm to 4cm between each, ovoid to ellipsoid pseudobulbs that carry 2 apical, oblong-elliptic, acute , plicate, 5 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in autumn arising on the newest mature pseudobulb with a terminal, slender, 4cm to 5 cm long, fractiflex rachis, 1 to few flowered, racemose inflorescence subtended with a narrow basal sheath and carrying 1 to 3, fragrant [musk], long-lived flowers held just above the leaves. This species requires a short rest in mid-winter.


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