Coelogyne fimbriata Lindl., Bot. Reg. 11: t. 868 (1825).
Pleione fimbriata (Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 680 (1891).
Distribution: Nepal to S. China and W. Malesia
Please note the white colour of flower. They all are same species.

The third picture is very different (white one), no fimbriate lip, broader upper sepals. Surprising that they all are of same species, not even different varieties. Mostly orchids are differentiated on the basis of lip character.
Distribution is probably (should) be Kumaon to S.China & W.Malesia!

NO, sepals are same, flowering time and vegetative structure all are same. One difference is the colour. We have a project with … to study if they are same or different. Even C. f. var. leungiana I think is same just deformed.
Lets hope to get some good results.

Good Pics … Nice to see C fimbriata. Now clearly understood that ours from Gori valley was not fimbriata

Coelogyne fimbriata Lindl. : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)- 1, 1 & 4 mb.    

Location: Pharping, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 1711m.
Date: 02 September 2019
Habit : Wild

Attachments (3) – 1, 2 & 3 mb.

Attachments (2)- 2 mb each.

Yes Coelogyne fimbriata.


Coeogyne fimbriata from Hong Kong : 1 post by 1 author.
Coelogyne fimbriata in two colour forms from wild in Hong Kong.


SK1015 15 MAR-2018 : 12 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)- around 700 kb each.

Location: Godawari , Nepal
Altitude:  5000 ft.
Date: 14 September 2013
Habit : Wild
Coelogyne fuliginosa Loddiges ex Hook. ???

I imagine why this is not Coelogyne ovalis? What is the size?

Initially I guessed it to be C. ovalis but later thought it could be C. fuliginosa.
Now, after visual image compare  I guess it could be as you have suggested.
Need final validation !

What is the size of the plant? Can u take a picture with your hand?

This is very old image from 2013 image collection !

I mean picture of the plant with your hand in the picture for reference of size. Ovalis, fuloginosa and fimbriata and pallens, they all look similar, but fimbriata is smallest (almost half size of ovalis flower).

Sorry! I don’t know how to do that?

This should be Coelogyne fimbriata. I need to know the size..


SK 3571 26 June 2022: 4 very high res. images.

Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu
Altitude: 1400 m.
Date: 29 September  2021
Coelogyne fimbriata Lindley ??

This does look like Coelogyne fimbriata, but I cant get the reference of the size from any of these pics. Both C. ovalis and C. fimbriata are found in Nepal, both look similar and flower at the same time.
However, ovalis is a much larger flower than fimbriata.
If I had to guess, this is fimbriata, but cant confirm.

Flower size is comparatively small. I guess your ID is correct !


Coelogyne fimbriata Lindl.: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Pharping, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 1711m.
Date: 08 October 2023
Habit : Wild


Hope the ID is correct !

Hard to make out the size. fimbriata and ovalis both are found in Nepal. But I am guessing id is correct. Next time, put a hand behind the flower to show the size if possible.

It is the same plant: https://groups.google.com/g/indiantreepix/c/CgAJ

Yes it does look like fimbriata.




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