Long-Stalk Coelogyne
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Long-Stalk Coelogyne
P Native Photo: Jambey Tsering
Common name: Long-Stalk Coelogyne
Botanical name: Coelogyne longipes    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Pleione longipes

Long-Stalk Coelogyne is a small sized, tree-dwelling orchid with 4-5 cm between each long, slender, cylindrical to narrowly ovoid pseudobulb, carrying 2, lanceshaped, tapering, pleated, 5-7 nerved leaves, narrowing below into the stalked base. The plant blooms in the winter through spring on a bare, slender, 12-20 cm long, flower-cluster-stalk, carrying slightly zigzag, 3-5 flowers with deciduous floral bracts and successive opening flowers. Flowers are white or pale yellow. Sepals are ovate-oblong, about 10 x 5-6 mm, 5-veined, tip shortly tapering. Petals are narrowly linear or thread-like, about 10 x 0.3 mm, narrowed toward tip. Lip is nearly broadly ovate, about 10 x 8-9 mm, 3-lobed; lateral lobes almost ovate, margins entire; mid-lobe broadly oblong or nearly elliptic, about 6 x 5 mm, margin crisped, tip flat and notched. Column is slightly arcuate, 5-6 mm, both sides with broad wings surrounding its tip, to 4 mm wide. Long-Stalk Coelogyne is found in E. Nepal to East Himalaya, China and Indo-China, at altitudes of 1000-2600 m. Flowering: June.

Identification credit: Jambey Tsering Photographed in Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh.

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