Genus Coelogyne section Veitchiae

Genus Coelogyne section Veitchiae

Coelogyne section Veitchiae D.A.Clayton, Genus Coelogyne, a synopsis (2002) 164. Type species: Coelogyne veitchii Rolfe

Rhizome stout, with scale leaves. Pseudobulbs large, close together, fusiform-oblong to pyriform Leaves 2, plicate, with 5 main nerves. Inflorescence heteranthous, curved downwards; peduncle without scale leaves, rachis pendulous, many­flowered; floral bracts persistent. Flowers opening simultaneously, small, snow-white; sepals ovate; petals linear; lip simple, obscurely 3-lobed; lateral lobes at base enclosing the column, keels small, obscure; anther with a light brown rim.
(after Clayton 2002)

Malesia (New Guinea), Solomon Isl.

Indonesia (Papua Prov.), Papua New Guinea

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Arethuseae
  • Subtribe Coelogyninae
  • Section Veitchiae

Genus Coelogyne section Veitchiae in New Guinea contains 1 species

Coelogyne veitchii

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Genus Coelogyne section Veitchiae

Coelogyne veitchii Rolfe, photo E.F. de Vogel