Veined Coelogyne
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Veined Coelogyne
ative Photo: Anurag Sharma
Common name: Veined Coelogyne
Botanical name: Coelogyne nervosa    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Coelogyne corrugata, Pleione nervosa

Veined Coelogyne is a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with flowers that are extremely attractive with pristine, velvet-like white and the glowing orange/yellow in the center. The flowers are about 5 cm across and very fragrant. The name comes from the yellow veins on the inside petals. Flowers are white, in 8-12 cm long, 3-4-flowered raceme from the middle of leaves. Bracts are 12 x 19 mm, ovate, pointed, dorsal sepal 26 x 9 mm, oblong or elliptic, pointed to apiculate, 9-veined, lateral sepals 29 x 9 mm, oblong-elliptic, pointed, apiculate, 9-veined. Petals are 27 x 9 mm, elliptic, pointed at both ends, 5-veined, lip 24 x 7-15 mm, ovate, acute, trilobed, side lobes, obliquely ovate. Pseudobulb are subglobose to ovoid, wrinkled. Leaves are 2 per pseudobulb, 6-15 x 2-2.5 cm, oblong-lanceolate, pointed, stalks 2-3 cm long. Veined Coelogyne is found in Western Ghats and Myanmar in lower and upper montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2300 m.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar, Jeewan Singh Jalal, Smita Raskar Photographed in Mullayanagiri, Chikamagalur, Karnataka.

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