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Orchid Species: Chelonistele sulphurea

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Chelonistele sulphurea is an orchid species identified by (Blume) Pfitzer in H.G.A.Engler (ed.) in 1907.
Chelonistele (Cse.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
(Blume) Pfitzer in H.G.A.Engler (ed.)
ORIGIN: Found in Pennisular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and the Philippines hill, lower montane moss, keranga, ridge oak/chestnut forests and subalpine shrubbery at elevations of 600 to 2700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with swollen to slender pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2 apical, narrowly lanceolate to obovate-lanceolate, acute, petiolate leaves that blooms in the spring on a erect, 8 [20 cm] long, several [7 to 15] flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers arising out of a new pseudobulb growth. The single leafed variety of this species is called var sulphurea and is wide-spread and found at elevations of 600 to 2300 meters, the two leafed variety is called var crassifolia and is only found on Sabah at elevations of 2100 to 2700 meters.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/4 inch [3.1 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Coelogyne Coel crassifolia 1942 (Carr) Masam.
Add+ Coelogyne Coel croockewitii 1854 Teijsm. & Binn.
Add+ Coelogyne Coel cuneata 1931 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Coelogyne Coel decipiens 1901 Sander
Add+ Coelogyne Coel perakensis 1908 Rolfe
Add+ Coelogyne Coel pinniloba 1931 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Coelogyne Coel pusilla 1896 Ridl.
Add+ Chelonistele Cse crassifolia 1935 Carr
Add+ Chelonistele Cse cuneata 1935 (J.J.Sm.) Carr
Add+ Chelonistele Cse kutaiensis 1935 (J.J.Sm.) Carr
Add+ Chelonistele Cse pusilla 1924 (Ridl.) Ridl.
Add+ Pleione Pln croockewitii 1891 (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze
Add+ Pleione Pln sulfurea 1891 (Blume) Kuntze
Add+ Chelonanthera Chelonanthera sulphurea 1825 Blume
Add+ Coelogyne Coel sulphurea 1857 (Blume) Rchb.f.
Add+ Pholidota Pho pusilla 1907 (Ridl.) Kraenzl. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.)
Add+ Coelogyne Coel beyrodtiana 1915 Schltr.
Add+ Coelogyne Coel kutaiensis 1931 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Coelogyne Coel ramosii 1922 Ames
Add+ Chelonistele Cse perakensis 1924 (Rolfe) Ridl.
Add+ Chelonistele Cse pinniloba 1935 (J.J.Sm.) Carr
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