Submitted by wellsy on Tue, 22/04/2008 - 19:53
Pleione D. Don 1825
Type Species: Pleione praecox
Country: Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China, Taiwan
Pleione grow from a pseudobulb and are well adapted to cold temperatures and even frost. A few, however, prefer warmer temperatures. They grow in well-drained habitats and on rocks (including cliff faces) covered with moss at altitudes between 600 and 4200m.
Pleione are very closely related to the genus Coelogyne and were once considered part of it. They are much in demand for hybridization.