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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresCoelogyne tomentosa

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Glossary
stigma
Part of a flower that receives pollen.
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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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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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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.
Hide
pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
Hide
pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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Coelogyne tomentosa

Flower
Family Orchidaceae
Name Coelogyne tomentosa
Abbreviation Coel.
Synonym Coelogyne massangeana
Etymology
Coelogyne From Greek koilos meaning hollow, and Greek gyne meaning female, referring to hollow stigmatic surface.

  See also:  Coelogyne

This Coelogyne produces long pseudobulbs shaped like green bananas. There has been many a visitor, looking rather confused, commenting on how I grow bananas straight out of a pot!

The trailing inflorescences are produced sporadically throughout the year from the base of mature pseudobulbs. Each metre long inflorescence can carry 30 or more yellow/brown flowers in a zigzag pattern.



Flower

Flowers

Pseudobulbs

The pseudobulbs are elongated and somewhat resemble bananas.

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