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Orchid Species: Coelogyne nitida

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Coelogyne nitida is an orchid species identified by (Wall. ex D.Don) Lindl. in 1824.
Genus
Coelogyne (Coel.)
Grex
nitida
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Wall. ex D.Don) Lindl.
Year
1824
ORIGIN: Found from Nepal, Bhutan, upper Myanmar, northeastern India, Bangladesh, China (Yunnan), Thailand and Laos on trees and mossy rocks at elevations of 1300 to 2600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or sometimes lithophyte with 2 3/4 to 4 [7-10 cm] long, ovoid to oblong, furrowed pseudobulbs carrying 2, narrowly elliptical-lanceolate, acute, plicate, 8 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, grooved, petiolate base leaves and blooms in the spring on an erect or pendant, basal, to 8 [20 cm] long, slightly fractiflex, terminal, few [3 to 8] flowered inflorescence arising basally before a new growth emerges or terminally as a new growth arises with deciduous floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, fragrant flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 3/5 inches [4 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Coelogyne Coel conferta 1875 auct.
Add+ Coelogyne Coel ochracea 1846 Lindl.
Add+ Pleione Pln ochracea 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
Add+ Pleione Pln nitida 1891 (Wall. ex D.Don) Kuntze
Add+ Cymbidium Cym nitidum 1825 Wall. ex D.Don
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BEST PLANTS: Five More Favourites for a Desert Island by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler). Nanodes medusae, Den. fimbriaturn var. occulatum, Coelogyne ochracea, Cym. Bulbarrow 'Will Stutley", Cycnoches chlorochilon. OR86-263 0
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