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Glossary
epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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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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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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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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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 Orchids

Coelogyne is a genus of epiphytic orchids, originating mostly from India and South East Asia. The inflorescence is usually arching or pendent. Certain species produces wiry inflorescences that hang down. The fragrant flowers are short lived and mark easily but they come in many shapes and forms.

There is a wide range of vegetative differences between species. Certain species are small, with pseudobulbs only 1 cm across and leaves only 4 cm long, while others are quite large, producing pseudobulbs 20 cm long and metre long leaves. Certain species produce rather long rhizomes between pseudobulbs and these should be grown tied to a raft such as ponga.

Related to Coelogyne are the genera:

  • Dendrochillum
  • Pholidota
  • Pleione

Coelogyne cristata

Featured plant of October 2011
A species of epiphytic orchids with near spherical pseudobulbs crowded close to each other, resembling a bunch of grapes. Trailing inflorescenes produce white flowers that have a crystaline texture and yellow markings in the lip. [More...]
Coelogyne fimbriata
This small sized Coelogyne grows as an epiphyte in intermediate elevation forests covering a wide range, from India to China and down to South East Asia. Sometimes it grows as a lithophyte on limestone outcrops. [More...]

Coelogyne flaccida
This Coelogyne produces skinny oval pseudobulbs that are covered in tough brown leaf sheaths. It has long trailing inflorescences that are produced from the base of mature pseudobulbs. Each inflorescence can carry a dozen or more yellow/brown flowers. [More...]
Coelogyne mooreana
Unlike most other Coelogyne species, this one has upright inflorescences, produced on top of new growth. The leaves only start to expand and the pseudobulb starts to grow and swell only after the flowering is finished. It comes from intermediate elevations monsoon forests of Vietnam. [More...]

Coelogyne tomentosa
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. [More...]
Dendrochilum cobbianum
This epiphytic / lithophitic orchid comes from the Phillipines. The flowers are produced on wiry inflorescence, drooping straight down in a zigzag pattern. [More...]

Dendrochilum javieriense
This small orchid comes from Luzon, Phillipines. The flowers are produced on wiry arching inflorescence in a slight zigzag pattern. [More...]
Pholidota chinensis
This orchid comes from south China, Vietnam and Hong Kong, growing near streams. The flowers are produced on a zigzag inflorescence, all opening at the same time. [More...]

Pholidota ventricosa
This orchid comes from intermediate elevation forests of south east Asia. The flowers are produced on new growth, before the pseudobulbsfatten up. The upright inflorescence has numerous flowers arranged on two ranks opening from the bottom. [More...]

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