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Coelogyne ochracea var lemoiniana

This is a discussion on Coelogyne ochracea var lemoiniana within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; One of the smaller , and notionally cool growing Coelogynes - but growing for me ...

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    Default Coelogyne ochracea var lemoiniana

    One of the smaller , and notionally cool growing Coelogynes - but growing for me with everything else including my Vandas and Cattleyas. Maybe I am at the cooler end of the range ofd temperatures for them, and the warmer end of the range for the Coelogyne.
    The variety refers to the coloured patch on the lip. In the type species it is orange. There are one or two other varieties too . One of our UK orchid nurseries for many years had a big (usually Gold medal) display at our Chelsea Flower Show ( which is one of the biggest flower shows in UK - and attracts all the aristrocracy, movie stars,High Court Judges, Royal Family etc.,- many of whom go - I suspect - because it is part of the London Social Season, along with Ascot Races, Wimbledon Tennis etc., rather than out of any love for gardens ; or maybe I malign them ! ) and they always had a wide belt of these plants at the front of the stand along the whole length of it ;the point was that they are sweetly scented, and hence this attracted all the visitors to their stand. It was in seed-raising these plants over many years , and selecting carefully, that the varieties appeared. In the old wild-collected plants they were all the type variety.
    Like many Coleogynes it seems to have a low tolerance for fertiliser, and readily burns the tips of the leaves . I ought to make up a different weeaker batch for it, but life gets a bit too difficult at that stage. Instead I have opted for the simpler trick of trimming the picture so that you won't see the burnt leaf tips.

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    Very pretty. Don't think I have seen this before.

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    Really a pretty orchid. I like the clean lines of this orchid's blooms.

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    Default Coelogyne ochracea - typical form.

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    And here for comparison on the "ordinary" form of this species, with orange patches instead of lemon ones, on the lip. Not such a good spike - both are seedling just flowering for the first time. Both will look better flowering on several spikes, which is not too difficult, if thism species likes the conditons it branches to give extra leads -as mopst coelogynes do.

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    This one is so crisp and striking! beautiful, and thank you for the intriguing storys that accompany most of your threads, i enjoy them

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    Lovely!

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