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Coelia bella or Botriochilus bellus

This is a discussion on Coelia bella or Botriochilus bellus within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Just got the first of half a dozen spikes open - some of the others ...

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    Default Coelia bella or Botriochilus bellus

    Just got the first of half a dozen spikes open - some of the others can be seen in the pic. Taken in the greenhouse, where the yellowish light from HID supplementary lights has overcome the flash I used to make the decent green foliage look a rather funny colour. That's a 1 litre - just under 5 inch pot, btw.
    I grow most of these ( I divided up a specimen plant a couple of years ago) in S/H but this one is in bark and moss.
    I'm hoping for a few more flowers to open in the week - it's my Orchid Society Xmas lunch on Saturday next, and as well as the usual monthly points competition, we have an extra one at that meeting - you put a plant on the table in front of you, and everyone ( rather than just a few judges) votes on which tabled orchid they'd like to take home with them, with a rather nice prize for the winner ( last year I won an engraved glass vase ) and apart from this, my best plants at the moment are strap leaved vandas too big to go on the table - or cattleyas which, nice as they are, won't win.Another two or three spikes open on thjis will put me in with a chance.
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    Love the flower coloration!

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    Geoff, these are indeed lovely. I hope those spikes open up for you!

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    Nice colour bloom you got there Geoff. Hope they all open up in time for the gathering.

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    I never seen the plant of this species before only admire the beauty of the blooms,lovely splashes of pink on the petals. Thanks for sharing the whole plants.

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    Beautiful blooms Geoff. Best of luck with the competition.

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    beautiful species and a fun competition...I would vote to take it home

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    They are lovely: I do hope those spikes wil be opened till next Saturday!

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    nice bloom soooooo cute.

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