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Coelogyne mossiae

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Ron-NY, Jan 20, 2009.

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  1. Ron-NY

    Ron-NY New Member

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    First of the season to bloom...2" spicy fragrant flowers.
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    So nice. I have a small plant of this, but not 100% sure of its cultural requirements, especially watering. Do you give it dry period in winter?
     
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    It never goes fully dry but I do run it drier in the winter
     
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    Elegant flowers! Did I send you that one? Mine just finished blooming.
     
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    Real good picture and well grown plant.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that that is not Coel. mossiae. It is a hybrid Coel. cristata x Coel. flaccida. It has been in the trade for many years as Coel. mossiae. As far as anyone I have talked to knows, Coel mossiae is not in cultivation and has been confused in literature starting in the 1920's or so. But it is a lovely plant and not nearly as finicky as C. cristata. Nice photo too.
     
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    Don't care what it is. Beautiful.
     
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    Marni, thank you for the info and it is nice to know.
     
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    No, I took a division from Glen a few years back
     
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    Forrest Really Neat

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    Interesting info Marni. Thanks.
     
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    Thanks Marni! Good to know. There seem to be a few "species" that have a similar situation...like pandurata
     
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    A beautiful impostor. These have caused much contention down here for many years. Coel cristata x Coel flaccida is registered as Coel Unchained Melody. The Coel cristata var lemoniana is the one used here giving the lip that lemon colouring.
     
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    I have been told several versions of the story on the name. One is that it is Coel. x intermedia if it is a natural hybrid and C. Unchained Melody if it is a man made plant.