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Coelogyne pandurata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Ricardo, May 1, 2012.

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  1. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    This species can grow to a large size with 6" pseudobulbs and an unruly and rangy growth pattern that can send growths in all directions. I have this plant in a pot with a sturdy wire column in the center that I fill with material as the plant climbs the post. It is becoming quite heavy. The lip is the most ornamented and complex of all the Coelogynes I have, it has warts, ridges, spines, wavy margins and various colors. I suspect it offers a voluptuous sensorial feast for some insect in east Asia.


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    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Wow! Striking flowers. I wish I had the space and climate for this type of Coelogyne.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great plant! I find the wire center idea very interesting. Have you used it on other things as well?
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Wow! That is stunning! And I love the wire center -- that certainly makes the flower presentation better as well.
     
  5. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    I use wire columns those plants that have long internodes and that need a sturdy support. I make all kind of baskets for my plants using wire. It all depends on the growth pattern of the plant, its weight when fully adult and how long I think it will be in that particular container.
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    great plant!
     
  7. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Great specimen, fantastic chorus of blooms. Bravo!
     
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    Russell 7 New Member

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    Hi, I know this post is old but isn't it coelogyne burfordiense. I read that coelogyne pandurata flower lip is black, with white bumps. coelogyne burfordiense has a brownish yellow stain on the lip like the ones in the photo.
     
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  9. GaryYG

    GaryYG Active Member

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    I agree with Russell. Sadly Coel. Burfordiense has often been mistaken for Coel. pandurata in cultivation. The true species has compressed or flattened pseudobulbs and does not have the brownish warts on the lip. The hybrid has inherited swollen pseudobulbs and those differently coloured warts from Coel. asperata.

    Reference: George, E. & J.-C. (2011) Les Coelogynes. Éditions Belin, Paris, France.
     
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