Fringed Coelogyne
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Fringed Coelogyne
ative elliptic Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Common name: Fringed Coelogyne
Botanical name: Coelogyne fimbriata    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Pleione fimbriata

Fringed Coelogyne is a medium sized orchid, found growing on trees and limestone cliffs in narrow crevices. It has ovoid to ellipsoid pseudobulbs that carry 2 apical, oblong-elliptic, pointed, pleated leaves. The plant blooms in the fall arising on the newest psuedobulb with a terminal, 4-5 cm long, few flowered, raceme-like inflorescence subtended with a narrow basal sheath and carrying 1 to 3, fragrant, long-lived flowers held just above the leaves. Fringed Coelogyne is found in the Himalayas, China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in primary broadleaf evergreen lowland forests or primary montane forests at elevations up to 1500 m.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar, Hussain Barbhuiya Photographed in Uttarakhand & Assam.

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