The Necklace Orchid (Coelogyne tomentosa) is a flowering, herbaceous, rhizomatous plant in the Orchidaceae family of orchids.
It is epiphytic because it can grow without soil by attaching itself to the branch of a host plant.
It is native to Malaysia, Sumatra, and Thailand, growing in humid mountainous forests.
It has drooping inflorescences about 30-50 centimetres (12-20 inches) long with 10-30 flowers.
The creamy-yellow flowers of the Necklace Orchid are about 6 centimetres diameter and 2 centimetres long. The labellum is brown.
It blooms several times during the year, but more often in summer.
Photographed at the Orchid Exhibition, Paris Botanical Garden, France, March 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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