Spotted Coelogyne
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Spotted Coelogyne
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Spotted Coelogyne
Botanical name: Coelogyne punctulata    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Coelogyne brevifolia, Coelogyne ocellata, Pleione brevifolia

Spotted Coelogyne is a tree-dwelling orchid with clustered, 4-7 cm long, ovoid-conical, lightly sulcate pseudobulb that carries 2 apical, oblong, acute, shining, fleshy leaves. It blooms in summer on a terminal, erect 15 cm long inflorescence that carries up to 10 fragrant flowers arising out of a mature psuedobulb growth. Flowers are white, in erect or drooping clusters. Sepals are 4 cm long, oblong-lancelike. Petals are blunt. Lip with rounded side-lobes marked with yellow and brown; mid-lobe white, unmarked. Spotted Coelogyne is found in the Himalayas, from Nepal to NE India, China and Burma, at altitudes of 900-2900 m. Flowering: May-June.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed at Shirui Hill, Ukhrul, Manipur

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