Coelogyne cristata

Coelogyne cristata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Coelogyne
Species: Coel. cristata
Binomial name
Coelogyne cristata
Lindley 1821

Coelogyne cristata is a species of Coelogyne found in East Asia.


Plants bloom from winter to spring with up to ten 10 cm flowers per an inflorescence. Flowers are fragrant in the nighttime and attract different species of moth which pollinate them.


Plants are found growing in the montane forest of Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Java at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters.


Plants are usually grown in baskets. Plant grows from cool to cold temperatures in partial shade, but it can tolerate higher temperatures. Water regularly during the summer, about once every two days and gradually reduce in the winter. Water about once every two to three weeks and gradually increase watering as new roots begin to show. Pot in a well drain medium. Pot in a plastic or clay pot with a mix of fine fir bark, tree fern fibers, and perlite or pot in New Zealand sphagnum moss.


Coelogyne cristata hololeuca Coelogyne cristata var. hololeuca Sepals and petals are white. lip is white.


Common name: The Crested Coelogyne


  1. Cymbidium speciosissimum D. Don 1825
  2. Pleione speciosissima (D.Don) Kuntze 1891


  • Hill, Cindy. "Coelogyne:Sparkiling Stars of Asia." Orchid Digest Vol. 72-2 April, May, June 2008: 60-76.