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Coelogyne barbata

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Photo by R.Hromniak & A. Sleder,

Author: John Lindley ex. William Griffith, 1848
Origin:  Assam, Bangladesh, China, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet
Soil:  No, Epiphytic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  30 (45) Centimetres
Flower:  White / Maroon
Propagate:  Seeds/Pseudobulbs
Names:  The Bearded Coelogyne
Synonyms:  Might be: Pleione barbata,  Kuntze, 1891

This member of the Orchidaceae family was given this name by William Griffith in 1848. It is found in the foothills of the Himalayas, growing mainly as an epiphyte with lots of water and some sun. The pseudobulbs can grow to six centimetres, the plant up to 30 centimetres. The flowers are white and maroon.

The genera name  is derived from the Ancient Greek words κοῖλος (koîlos); 'hollow' and γῠνή (gunḗ); 'woman', referring to the concave stigma. The species name means 'bearded, having tufts of long weak hairs'.