Coelogyne flaccida

Coelogyne flaccida.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Coelogyne
Species: Coel. flaccida
Alliance:
Binomial name
Coelogyne flaccida
Lindl. 1828


Coelogyne flaccida is a species of Coelogyne.

Description[edit | edit source]

Plants bloom in the summer with nine to fifteen 3.75 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plant is found growing on trees, rocks and open spaces in the upper montane forest of Nepal, northern India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanamar, Laos and Yunnan to Western Guangxi China at elevations of 900 to 2300 meters.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Plants are usually grown in baskets. Plant grows from cool temperatures in partial shade. Water regularly during the summer, about once every two days and gradually reduce in the winter. Water about once every two to three weeks and gradually increase watering as new roots begin to show. Pot in a well drain medium. Pot in a plastic or clay pot with a mix of fine fir bark, tree fern fibers, and perlite or pot in New Zealand sphagnum moss.

Varieties[edit | edit source]

Image Name Description
Coel flaccida.jpg Coelogyne flaccida Sepals and petals are orange. Lip is white

Naming[edit | edit source]

Common name: The Loose Coelogyne

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. Coelogyne huettneriana Auct. non Rchb.f
  2. Coelogyne huettneriana Rchb.f var lactea [Rchb.f]Pfitz. 1907
  3. Coelogyne lactea Rchb.f 1885; Pleione flaccida (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  4. Pleione lactea (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References[edit | edit source]

  • Hill, Cindy. "Coelogyne:Sparkiling Stars of Asia." Orchid Digest Vol. 72-2 April, May, June 2008: 60-76.
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