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Coelogyne mayeriana

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Coelogyne
Species: Coel. mayeriana
Binomial name
Coelogyne mayeriana
Rchb. f. 1877

Coelogyne mayeriana is a species of Coelogyne.


Plants bloom from fall to winter with three to ten 7.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with a lemony scent. The flowers are similar to Coelogyne pandurata except the flowers are smaller and the lip is deeply ruffled and has white warts.

In 1928 Carr reports that the species was pollinated by wasp which were attracted to the flowers scent


Plant is found growing on tree trunk and humus in the lowland forest of Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, the Philippines, and Borneo at elevations of 0 to 100 meters.


Plants are usually grown in baskets. Plant grows in warm temperatures with partial shade. Water regularly through the year. 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.


Entomology: The species is named after two curators who were father and son Mayer of Karlsruhe, Germany who sent the plant material to Reichenbach for description.

Common name: Mayer's Coelogyne