Coelogyne speciosa

Coelogyne speciosa.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Coelogyne
Species: Coel. speciosa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Coelogyne speciosa
Lindley 1834


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

Description[edit | edit source]

Plants bloom from spring to summer with one to three 7.5 cm flowers per an inflorescence. Flowers are fragrant.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Coelogyne speciosa is found in Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters growing on the rain forest floor and in trees.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Coelogyne speciosa plate

Plants are usually grown in baskets. Plant grows in intermediate to 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.


Variants[edit | edit source]

Image Name Description
Coelogyne speciosa white.jpg Coelogyne speciosa variant Sepals and petals are white. Lip is red

Naming[edit | edit source]

Common name: The Beautiful Coelogyne

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. Chelonanthera speciosa Bl. 1825
  2. Coelogyne speciosa subsp. fimbriata (J.J.Sm.) Gravend. 1999
  3. Coelogyne speciosa subsp. incarnata Gravend. 1999
  4. Coelogyne speciosa subsp. speciosa.
  5. Coelogyne speciosa var. fimbriata J.J.Sm. 1907
  6. Pleione speciosa (Blume) Kuntze 1891
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