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This is a discussion on Coelogyne mooreana 'Brockhurst' FCC/RHS within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Coelogyne, pronounced see-LODGE-eh-nee, is a genus that spans most of Asia, from India to China, ...
Coelogyne, pronounced see-LODGE-eh-nee, is a genus that spans most of Asia, from India to China, and Indonesia to the Fiji Islands. Because its habitats vary so greatly, the conditions for each species have to be considered above the genus as a whole.
This species, mooreana, is indigenous to the high cloud forests of Vietnam.
This is the first of three spikes to bloom, and it's been blooming for several weeks. The flowers have a light gardenia fragrance. Interestingly, the six flowers on this spike barely cleared each other before they opened. They all smushed up against one other. This is a first blooming for the plant, so I'm curious how the other two spikes will bloom out.
Their growth slowed considerably when the first spike flowered, which demonstrates how supporting active blooms really taps into the energy reserves of a plant. Supporting a seed pod does it many times over!
WoW!!! nicely captured...
Have yoy ever seen a Coelogyne crista?I saw a picture of one in a book i have and it sparked my intrest.I have been looking for one sort of,if i run across Coelogyne i look to see if they have one.Im going to check it out later,do a search!!!Your plant is beautiful great growing
Thanks guys, and your Princelyness!
Jason, Coelogyne cristata is very similar to mooreana, and although it comes from the Himilayas and Java, as opposed to Vietnam, it's natural habitat is pretty much the same.
If you can't find cristata and would like a source for mooreana, PM me.
Very nice. Love the throat.
Julie it is beautiful and I think I like it better than cristata. From the date on your post, it is a fall bloomer.
beautiful pristine white flowers
Fantasic photo and obviously well-grown plant. Congrats Julie!
Gorgeous!!! How could I miss this one?