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Coelia triptera

This is a discussion on Coelia triptera within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Coelia has been subject to a lot of change in recent years - one of ...

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    Coelia has been subject to a lot of change in recent years - one of my plants C.bella) has had its name changed back and forth like a shuttle in a game of Badminton ; at one time it was Botriochilus, then it was the only Coelia, now there are five species. . But per IOSPE - Coelia it is . The pics will give an idea of size, it is in about an
    7 inch pot ;bulbs like plums ( I just remembered that the US plums we see in our supermarkets are much bigger than most of our English varieties - so lets say the bulbs - the largest - may be 4 cm dia and high). All the Coelias I growv - the two mentioned and also C.macrostachys - all of which look very much alike when out of flower, and all of which are totally different from one in flower - like a dry rest, . After the rest, when I see the buds appear, I water heavily, and they shoot up amazingly quickly. Naturally they don't last too long , perhaps a week of part-open promise , a week of full beauty, then its downhill again. But an interesting plant, something different.
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    Great shots , Geoff. Love your description of the plant and flowers. The flowers do look like shuttlecocks, very apt comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Great shots , Geoff. Love your description of the plant and flowers. The flowers do look like shuttlecocks, very apt comparison.
    Agreed! That last photo is really cool. I like seeing how the blooms and plant relate instead of just the blooms. Shows perspective.

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    lovely... thanks for sharing.

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