Pleione coronaria is an epiphytic orchid. It has prominent egg-shaped swellings at the base of the stem, which are known as 'pseudobulbs' (2). The flower stalk (or inflorescence) stands vertically and bears a single pale pink flower (2). The flower is long and slender and the lip is marked with red spots towards the tip and has a series of pronounced ridges in the centre (2). Each pseudobulb has a single leaf associated with it (2).
Pleione coronaria has an extremely limited range and the area in which it is found has been heavily deforested, possibly endangering this species further (2). It is unlikely that this orchid is under threat from collection due to the inaccessibility of its habitat (4).
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