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Glossary
stigma
Part of a flower that receives pollen.
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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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rhizome
A usually horizontal stem (sometimes underground)
that grows new roots and shoots along its length
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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rhizome
A usually horizontal stem (sometimes underground)
that grows new roots and shoots along its length
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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Coelogyne cristata

Specimen Plant
Family Orchidaceae
Name Coelogyne cristata
Abbreviation Coel.
Featured Plant October 2011
Etymology
Coelogyne From Greek koilos meaning hollow, and Greek gyne meaning female, referring to hollow stigmatic surface.
cristata From Latin cristata meaning crested.

  See also:  Coelogyne

Coelogyne cristata is a small epiphytic orchid with near spherical pseudobulbs crowded close to each other and resemble a bunch of grapes. The trailing inflorescences are produced at the base of mature pseudobulbs in the spring. The white flowers have a crystaline texture and yellow markings in the lip.

There are several varieties, with an alba variety completely lacking any colour in the lip. The alba variety also produces more oval pseudobulbs spaced out by quite long rhizomes. It is best grown cool, in a hanging basket and allowed to spread into a big specimen plant.

It comes from high elevations on the monsoon foothills of the Himalayas and northern Thailand, growing in exposed, very bright situations. In the summer, there is extensive cloud cover and rain but dry clear skies are the norm in the winter.



Flowers

Flower

Flowers

Flowers

Specimen Plant

A huge specimen plant spotted at the International orchid Expo, Hamilton 2005.

Alba Form

Pseudobulbs

Pseudobulbs are nearly spherical and tightly packed.

Buds

Floral art

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