orchid for id SR 02 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
please help me id of this orchid 
found on tree on the way to Darjeeling 
Sorry for poor pic quality ..it was too high on tree

This is Coelogyne prolifera.

It seems like Coelogyne prolifera with almost 99% accuracy.

I think this species is Coelogyne flavida Wall. ex Lindl.

Thanks, …, Coelogyne flavida Hook.f. ex Lindl. is a synonym of Coelogyne prolifera Lindl.


MS June, 2016/06 Orchidaceae for ID : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : Sairep, Mizoram
Date : 08-06-2016

Habit : Epiphytic orchid
Habitat : Wild

Please check Eria

I would say this is Coelogyne prolifera. Thanks a lot for sharing.

It may be Coelogyne schultesii S.K.Jain & S.Das. Please send me a close up photo of flower……………..

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It is undoubtedly Coelogyne longipes Lindl.

Prolifera is highly variable and even Seidenfaden gave a collection of illustrations for this species.

Undoubtedly confusing…..so I can understand so many views…..

I guess Coelogyne longipes is the correct ID !
This plant had been very tricky since I saw it first.

It has confused many.
Seidenfaden treated Coelogyne flavida separately, but then it was merged with C. prolifera. Then few images of C. flavida of his were not flavida = prolifera but C. schultesii and even some of his images of prolifera were schultesii.
Schultesii and longipes both were published in Journal of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bombay B. I could never get this journal for 1978. So I cant confirm.
Now, if i follow the key in monograph of Coelogyne by Clayton, 
Schultesii and prolifera has ovoid or ellipsoid pseudobulbs; schultesii has 2 keels near base of the lip, elevated and prominent on the mid-lobe; flowers white to brown, side-lobes of lip with brown; lip midlobe orbicular or subquadrate. Prolifera has 2 keels terminating two thirds onto the mid-lobe; flowers yellow to yellowish-green; lip midlobe orbicular or subquadrate. Longipes has cylindric or narrowly ovoid pseudobulbs; 2 keels terminating at the mid-lobe, prominent on mid-lobe only; flower yellow; lip mid-lobe cordate, distinctly bi-lobed and mucronate tip.
I will need a proper spreadup of labellum to confirm if possible.
In my opinion, to solve this issue taxonomically, schultesii and prolifera should be merged. They are highly variable and all variations fit well under each other. I agree that longipes should stay the way it is.

So I take it as Coelogyne LONGIPES. Am I right? 

good to keep it as prolifera.




SK694 02 AUG-2017:ID : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Altitude:5500 ft.

Date: 20 June 2017 

Mine has been identified as Coelogyne prolifera…..!!!

This should be Coelogyne prolifera



MS May, 2018/13 Orchidaceae for ID : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)

Location : Rei-ek-tlang, Mizoram

Date : 19-05-2018
Habit : Epiphytic herb
Habitat : Wild

Can be Coelogyne prolifera

I need a better closeup of flower, looks like Coelogyne prolifera, but can’t confirm.





Coelogyne prolifera Lindl. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)- around 600 kb each 

Location : Thapathali, Kathmandu,Nepal
Elevation : 4000 ft.
Date : 20 June 2018
Habit : Collected from wild 
Syn : Coelogyne flavida Hook.f. ex Lindl.
Nepali Name : थुर गाउजो  Thus Gaaujo

Yes sir, your plant does look like Coelogyne prolifera. Thanks a lot for sharing.


MS June, 2019/12 Coelogyne sp. ? for ID : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Tan tlang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca 1,800 m.
Date : 01-06-2019
Habit : Epiphytic orchid
Habitat : Wild

Coelogyne prolifera Lindl. 

I think this is Coelogyne prolifera.



MS May,2020/01 Coelogyne prolifera : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : N.Vanlaiphai, Mizoram

Date : 01-05-2020
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Yes I identified it before.




Coelogyne prolifera Lindl. : 22 posts by 6 authors. 10 images- 3 mb to 7 mb each.
Location:  Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 1800 m.
Date: 23 June 2020
Habit : Wild
Nepali Name : थुरगाउजो Thuragaujo 

Location: Chalnakhel, Pharping
Date: 13 July 2020
Elevation: 17860 m.
Habitat: Wild

I tend to agree this is Coelogyne prolifera, however the orange margin of sidelobes are not prominent.

may be because it was found in very shady sun light less location.

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