Coelogyne breviscapa Lindl., Fol. Orchid. 5: 4 1854. (Syn: Coelogyne angustifolia Wight [Illegitimate]; Pleione breviscapa (Lindl.) Kuntze);
 — from the Greek koilos (hollow) and gyne (female)
… Dave’s Botanary
brev-ee-SKAY-pa — with a short scape (flower stalk) ..Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as
: short-scaped coelogyne
Native of: s India, Sri Lanka

Names of Plants in India :: Coelogyne breviscapa Lindl.:
Coelogyne breviscapa Lindl. … (family: Orchidaceae)

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
koh-el-LAW-jin-ee — from the Greek koilos (hollow) and gyne (female), referring to the depressed stigma
brev-ee-SKAY-pa — with a short scape (flower stalk)
Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: short-scaped coelogyne
botanical names: Coelogyne breviscapa Lindl. … synonyms: Coelogyne angustifolia Wight [Illegitimate] • Pleione breviscapa (Lindl.) Kuntze … The Plants List
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Photographed at Madikeri, Karnataka on 30 MAR 11
Many thanks to Pankaj (Dr Pankaj Kumar Sahani) for the ID
… more views at flickr

Very well done, … even mother nature cooperated , sunlight in just the right spots…
how long a telephoto lens did you end up using for this must be relatively high up in the branches….
I have been periodically looking at the pictures during this day, every time I look at it, makes me wistful that I was there atleast to have seen it… I always like this play of light and shadow…
Looked at your series on flickr too loved it

I used 45 – 200 lens at its tele-end.
It was low light; no specific setting; it was point metering, point and shoot in program mode

koh-el-LAW-jin-ee — from the Greek koilos (hollow) and gyne (female), referring to depressed stigma … Dave’s Botanary

brev-ee-SKAY-pa — with a short scape (flower stalk) … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: short-stem coelogyne

botanical namesCoelogyne breviscapa Lindl. … synonymsCoelogyne angustifolia Wight • Pleione breviscapa (Lindl.) Kuntze … POWO

Bibliography / etymology

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short-stem coelogyne
  • Flowers of India
  • or short-scaped coelogyne … derived from the epithet – breviscapa = with a short scape (flower stalk)
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Coelogyne breviscapa Lindl.
koh-el-LAW-jin-ee — from the Greek koilos (hollow) and gyne (female) … Dave’s Botanary
brev-ee-SKAY-pa — with a short scape (flower stalk) ..Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known as: short-scaped coelogyne
Native of: s India, Sri Lanka
ReferencesFlowers of India • Orchids of Kerala • Wildflowers of Kodagu by Dr T A Rao
in Coorg on 30 MAR 11

Another beautiful epiphyte.
Noticable characters Pseudobulb with 2 or more leaves. Inflorescence terminal.


Orchidaceae Fortnight: Coelogyne breviscapa: 151013 GK-17 : 2 posts by 2 authors.
Coelogyne breviscapa from Kudremukh high altitude shola edge.

Thats interesting… Thanks for much for sharing…

It is my pleasure to share few images of Coelogyne breviscapa (Orchidaceae



Habit: Herb

Habitat: Epiphytic, Semi-evergreen forest 

Sighting: Kottigehara, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 21-01-2016


Bhagamandala – Thalacauvery Road Karnataka
Date: 22 FEB 2017 … Altitude range: ~ 907 – 1122 m (2976 – 3683 ft) asl
Coelogyne breviscapa Lindl. … (family: Orchidaceae)

Do you have a bit closeup of this flower?
Strange that the flowers looks so small!!

And ofcourse there is an interesting Bulbophyllum in the third pic which I have no idea without flowers!! Could you identify it in field?

Sorry but your Bulbophyllums have flower too!!! Amazing…. What is that? Do you have closeups?

Thanks …; I have sent you the original pics in separate mail. Hopefully they help.
About 6 years back, had seen such orchids in my earlier trip to Coorg.

I think it is Coelogyne breviscapa. But not yet sure of Bulbophyllum below.

The other orchid seems like Trias stocksii now called Bulbophyllum stocksii. … identified it.

480-TSP-15-03-2021-1-Coelogyne breviscapa @ Mudigere
Presenting an image of  Coelogyne breviscapa, Orchidaceae.
Habitat:Wild,epiphytic,semi-evergreen forest fringe
Sighting:Mudigere,Chikmagalur,Karnataka about 1100 msl
Date: 28-01-2016

Such a lovely image with Bulbophyllum proudlockii on the front and Coelogyne breviscapa on the back.

481-TSP-15-03-2021-2-Coelogyne breviscapa @ Hethoor,Sakaleshpur : 1 high resolution image.
Presenting an image of  Coelogyne breviscapa,Orchidaceae.
Habitat:Wild, epiphytic, semi-evergreen forest fringe
Sighting: Hethoor, Sakaleshpur, Karnataka about 1100 msl
Date: 04-02-2016


435 ID wild Orchid Bulbophyllum: 15 high res. images.
Please ID wild Orchid,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 03APR2023, 04.35pm
Habitat: wild moisture shady misty sloppy hill
Plant habit: orchid, air plant with fleshy bulbs, erect, branches, semi hard root like rough cylindrical stem 04mm diameter, perennial
Host tree: Terminalia sp.
Height: 12cm
Leaves: alternate, lengthy smooth, fleshy, flexible, acute, size upto:15×02cm
Flower: stem spike inflorescence, clustered, diameter:22mm, white, good fragrance
Fruit: capsule winged green into brown, size:03.5×1cm

Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Coelogyne breviscapa Lindl.

Thanks, …, for id as

Yes, it is Coelogyne breviscapa, dear …, thank you very much for ID my Orchid

… sir is doing an excellent job. You do not need me any more 🙂

Ha! Ha! Your presence is inevitable.