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Coelogyne nitida

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, May 6, 2015.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I received this in a trade (thanks Bill) and this is the first flowering of this division. The flowers are about 1.75 inch (4 cm) across.

    IOSPE rates it as a cool - cold grower but I am growing it intermediate - warm and it seems to be thriving. It is currently growing in a fine bark mix but I plan to mount it. The fragrance is remarkable.

    Coelogyne nitida group-900.jpg Coelogyne nitida inflorescence-900.jpg
     
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    Nice! The flower's display is impeccable!
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Kelly thats lovely. I had one once, and killed it when I took the 'cool-dry winter rest' a bit too literally. Interesting that you are managing to grow it intermediate warm - gives me hope to try it again. How do you overwinter it in terms of temperature and water?
     
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    juanriog Barcelona, Spain. Inter GH.

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    Great trade!
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    I just picked up a division of one of these at the SEPOS show in Philadelphia labeled Coelogyne ochracea. Same plant, I guess, a synonym. Not sure which name is preferable these days. -Stephen
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Great species!
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    The pattern on the lip of this species is very cool!
     
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    Dave The Scientist Active Member

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    That is very beautiful. I am certainly jealous.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Coelogyne nitida is the accepted name.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I was just reading on this one today and was disappointed to hear it was a cool grower. Good to know that it's doing well for you warmer, Kelly.
     
  11. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Zach, it still seems to be doing well in my conditions. We'll see if it flowers again in the spring.

    Another nice one is C. fimbriata. It seems to enjoy the heat and is very floriferous. It is small but can ramble a bit, but manageable.