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Pholidota chinensis

This is a discussion on Pholidota chinensis within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I think Pholidota is quite closely related to Coelogyne , although all the others I ...

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    Default Pholidota chinensis

    I think Pholidota is quite closely related to Coelogyne , although all the others I have ever grown look quite different from that other genus ; but this looks like a (miniature) Coelogyne, to me.However, that trick of the spike twisting slightly along its length is something I have seen in the other Pholidotas ( all of which have left my collection as being of insufficient interest to deserve space ; not this one though ! ) Flowers maybe 2cm across - that's only a 4 inch pot its in, but four spikes (this year - best ever !). I can count 23 flowers and buds on the one spike alone. The third and fourth spikes, just starting to elongate now.
    This is one of many plants I have being preparing today, for my Society Show on Saturday - this is to be the single plant entered in "one other species" class - other meaning apart from Catt, Paph etc etc..






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    Geoff,

    That close up of the 2 cm flower is great. Looks like another spun sugar bloom. The overall plant is really beautiful.

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    A class winner surely.

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    nice plant and beautiful bloom; if it wins a prize it will be well deserved, although it's the only one in its category

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    That is an outstanding orchid, Geoff! Bravo!

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    Exotic and superb! Good luck at Saturday's orchid show, though I don't think you will need it. AL

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