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Orchid Species: Coelogyne monilirachis

Coelogyne monilirachis is an orchid species identified by Carr in 1935.
Coelogyne (Coel.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 2700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with 1/2 [1.25 cm] between each elongate, ovoid pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, shortly acuminate, acute, membranaceous, plicate, 7 nerved, green suffused with red, gradually narrowing below into the grooved, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a hysteranthous to synanthous, elongate, arched, very slender, slightly dilated towards the apex, 7 [17.5 cm] long, to 40 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with successively opening flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 2.4 inches [6 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Coel. monilirachis 'MAX' (2003)
  1. bob lewis
    about 2 months ago
    ...maybe 2700 meters is a misprint?...other sites suggest a top elevation as 1700 meters...this would make this not a cold grower at all...
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