Coelogyne barbata

Coel. barbata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Coelogyne
Species: Coel. barbata
Binomial name
Coelogyne barbata
Lindl. ex Griff. 1848

Coelogyne barbata is a species of Coelogyne.


Plants bloom from fall to winter with up to 14 flowers. Flowers last about two weeks long and are 5 to 8 cm wide. Flowers are fragrant with a musky scent.


Plant is found growing on rocks in the lower montane forest of Himalayas in NE India, Bhutan, Nepal, upper Myanamar and China at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters


Plants are usually grown in baskets. Plant grows from cool to warm temperatures in partial shade. Water regularly during the summer, about once every two days and gradually reduce in the winter. Water about once every two to three weeks and gradually increase watering as new roots begin to show. Pot in a well drain medium. Pot in a plastic or clay pot with a mix of fine fir bark, tree fern fibers, and perlite or pot in New Zealand sphagnum moss.


Common name: The Bearded Coelogyne


  1. Pleione barbata (Lindl. ex Griff.) Kuntze 1891


  • Hill, Cindy. "Coelogyne:Sparkiling Stars of Asia." Orchid Digest Vol. 72-2 April, May, June 2008: 60-76.

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