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Coelogyne roschussenii

This is a discussion on Coelogyne roschussenii within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte is found in Malaya, ...

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    Default Coelogyne roschussenii

    This medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte is found in Malaya, Borneo, Java and Sumatra and east to the Philippines in lowlands often on trees overhanging rivers at elevations up to 1500 meters with 3.4 to 1.4" between each, cylindric, narrow, strongly furrowed pseudobulbs carrying 2, oblanceolate to obovate, rounded and slightly acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the 2" [5 cm] long, petiolate base leaves and blooms in the winter in Singapore cultivation on a basal, to more than 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, pendant, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and with brown basal bracts with up to 40 fragrant, lemon-scented, simultaneously opening flowers. The flowers semi-close each night and reopen in the morning with the sun's arrival.(From IOSPE).
    I waited for this plant to bloom for five years. I got tired, and off it was consigned to the farm. It bloomed in less than 6 months.




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    Love the flower presentation. Very showy, Nelson,

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    This is just awesome. What a beautiful plant.

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    wow loved it nelson thanks.

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    yeah, just stunning!
    hope mine is faster, much faster!!! lol

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    absolutely love it. I often think the Coelogyne varieties are overlooked, but they have a fan here.

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    ntgerald, that's quite an impressive display by your rochussenii. Is yours a Filipino variety? The flowers on your plant seem to have more erect tepals while our Malaysian ones are more droopy. Lemon-scented? I could never really describe the very strong scent. I have always thought of it as the scent of incense sticks in Hindu temples. Moreover here it normally blooms mid October to November just about the time when Hindus here celebrate Diwali or the Festival of Light.

    For comparison with another coelogyne, I'm posting 2 photos of a friend's Coelogyne swaniana [the name on his tag].This hasn't the strong scent of rochussenii and it blooms in April.
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    Five years is quite a while to wait, but, wow, what an amazing display of blooms it has finally put out!

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    Fantastic, Nelson! Thanks for sharing! Five years is quite a while indeed!!! Congratulations!

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    That is just incredible... flower fireworks! Congratulations!

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