Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Coelogyne flaccida

Coelogyne flaccida - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThe first year I had this was spent trying to interpret the label. Once it bloomed and with the help of the good flower pictures on OrchidSpecies.com, I was able to get that straightened out. Coelogyne flaccida - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThis is described as "very rewarding" and it is that indeed. It blooms regularly and grows easily, even if my greenhouse should be a little too warm for it.

Coelogyne flaccida grows from northern India through south China in mountain forests in the 3000 to 6000 foot range. It is cold to cool growing and is fragrant. The genus Coelogyne (Coel) contains 100 species found in all of Asia east of India and Indonesia and Fiji. Conditions vary considerably.

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