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Short-Stem Coelogyne   
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Short-Stem Coelogyne
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Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Short-Stem Coelogyne
Botanical name: Coelogyne breviscapa    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Pleione breviscapa, Coelogyne angustifolia

Short-Stem Coelogyne is a small orchid found in the forests of S. India and Sri Lanka, on tree branches and on rocks in grasslands at elevations of 1800-2000 m. It is a miniature to small sized orchid with narrowly ovoid, reddish brown pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, plicate, narrowly lanceshaped, pointed leaves. Leaves have one prominent dorsal vein. The plant blooms in the fall on a slender, arching, 4 inches long, loosely 4-8 flowered inflroescence with simultaneously opening flowers and has persistent floral bracts. Flowers are white with yellow markings inside.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar
Photographed at Abbi Falls, Coorg, Karnataka.
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