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Orchid Species: Chelonistele crassifolia

Kew currently accepted name is Chelonistele sulphurea

Chelonistele crassifolia is an orchid species identified by Carr in 1935. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Chelonistele sulphurea.
Genus
Chelonistele (Cse.)
Grex
crassifolia
Parents
Species
Author
Carr
Year
1935
ORIGIN: Found in Pennisular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and the Philippines hill, lower montane moss, keranga, ridge oak/chestnut forests and subalpine shrubbery at elevations of 600 to 2700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with swollen to slender pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2 apical, narrowly lanceolate to obovate-lanceolate, acute, petiolate leaves that blooms in the spring on a erect, 8 [20 cm] long, several [7 to 15] flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers arising out of a new pseudobulb growth. The single leafed variety of this species is called var sulphurea and is wide-spread and found at elevations of 600 to 2300 meters, the two leafed variety is called var crassifolia and is only found on Sabah at elevations of 2100 to 2700 meters.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/4 inch [3.1 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Chelonistele Cse sulphurea 1907 (Blume) Pfitzer in H.G.A.Engler (ed.)
Add+ Coelogyne Coel crassifolia 1942 (Carr) Masam.
Add+ Coelogyne Coel croockewitii 1854 Teijsm. & Binn.
Add+ Coelogyne Coel cuneata 1931 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Coelogyne Coel decipiens 1901 Sander
Add+ Coelogyne Coel perakensis 1908 Rolfe
Add+ Coelogyne Coel pinniloba 1931 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Coelogyne Coel pusilla 1896 Ridl.
Add+ Chelonistele Cse cuneata 1935 (J.J.Sm.) Carr
Add+ Chelonistele Cse kutaiensis 1935 (J.J.Sm.) Carr
Add+ Chelonistele Cse pusilla 1924 (Ridl.) Ridl.
Add+ Pleione Pln croockewitii 1891 (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze
Add+ Pleione Pln sulfurea 1891 (Blume) Kuntze
Add+ Chelonanthera Chelonanthera sulphurea 1825 Blume
Add+ Coelogyne Coel sulphurea 1857 (Blume) Rchb.f.
Add+ Pholidota Pho pusilla 1907 (Ridl.) Kraenzl. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.)
Add+ Coelogyne Coel beyrodtiana 1915 Schltr.
Add+ Coelogyne Coel kutaiensis 1931 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Coelogyne Coel ramosii 1922 Ames
Add+ Chelonistele Cse perakensis 1924 (Rolfe) Ridl.
Add+ Chelonistele Cse pinniloba 1935 (J.J.Sm.) Carr
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