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Coelogyne kaliana updated

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Sep 3, 2014.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is from Peninsula Maylasia. I got it in 2008 and this is the 2nd blooming for me. I posted this last September and this new blooming surprised me since it is much better. I also managed to photograph it while the flowers were still fresh. The flowers are about 3.25" wide and fragrant. Though I wouldn't call the "fragrance" a big selling feature as it is a bit off.

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is a stunning display. Congratulations.

    I spy a seed capsule, too. Is that an outcross or selfing? Those flowers must last a long time for the capsule to be that big.
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    this is amazing!!!
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, it is the last capsule of a selfing I did the last time it bloomed. I also tried an outcross at that time, but none of them took. I've harvest some of the capsules from the selfing and do have some germination.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My first thought was that it was from last year but it looked like it was on a current spike.
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It was pollinated last September 3, so yes, a full year. That is pretty standard for coelogyne.
     
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    Beautiful,very well done.
     
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    annabanana1987 Active Member

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    Lovely show !
     
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    Incredible!