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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Ron-NY, Jan 20, 2009.
First of the season to bloom...2" spicy fragrant flowers.
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?
It never goes fully dry but I do run it drier in the winter
Elegant flowers! Did I send you that one? Mine just finished blooming.
Real good picture and well grown plant.
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.
Don't care what it is. Beautiful.
Marni, thank you for the info and it is nice to know.
No, I took a division from Glen a few years back
Interesting info Marni. Thanks.
Thanks Marni! Good to know. There seem to be a few "species" that have a similar situation...like pandurata
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.
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.