Coelogyne-kinabaluensis-Susan-CHM/AOS-2021-06-12***Confirmed as Coelogyne kinabaluensis (Jun 2021); C. cuprea and C. kinabaluensis are very similar; a key difference that separates them is that in C., cuprea, the pseudobulbs are spaced from 4-5 cm apart on the rhizome; on this plant they measured 1 cm apart; C. kinabaluensis is 7.5 cm in size and C. cuprea is only 3 cm in size; this flower measured 6.5 cm, much closer to C. kinabaluensis;  this flower also exhibits the pointed apex of the lip midlobe and the inflorescence is fractiflex (Zig Zag); both characteristics of C. kinabaluensis.***

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20215002

Award Date: June 05, 2021

Awarded As: Coelogyne kinabaluensis 'Susan' CHM/AOS

Two flowers well held on two upright, fractiflex (zigzag), successively flowered inflorescences up to 25 cm presented on a strikingly colored and shaped four-growth plant grown in sphagnum in a 20 cm plastic basket; new growth emerges orange red; elongate, conical, bifoliate pseudobulbs 2 cm in diameter at base, up to 18 cm tall begin dull green tinged orange red and mature to a brighter orange-red color; leave lanceolate, dark green, margins and petiole orange-red, coloration more pronounced on older leaves; sepals and petals translucent peach-orange, sepal bear central longitudinal rib, margins reflexed outward, dorsal sepal hooded; petals radiate horizontally; lip darker peach-orange, three distinct keels, midlobe rolled under, sidelobes upright, acuminate; column and anther cap peach red; substance light; texture crystalline; noted for unusual, attractively colored growths and upright inflorescence; native to Mt. Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo;

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 38.0 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 2

Plant > Leaf Length: up to 18 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: up to 14 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 1.5 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: up to 18.0 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: up to 2 cm diameter at base

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: smooth

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 1.0 cm

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: non-visible

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 25.0 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: alternate, fractiflex

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 5.0 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 0.7 - 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.8 - 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.8 - 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.5 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: conical, square

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: burnt orange

Flower Natural Spread Length: 3.8 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 6.5 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 3.7 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 1.5 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 2.9 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 1.0 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 2.5 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.2 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 2.6 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 2.4 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): tri-keeled

Flower > Column Length: 2.5 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.7 cm

Flower > Column Color: peach red

Flower > Anther Cap Color: peach red



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