Coelogyne nitida

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Coelogyne
Species: Coel. nitida
Binomial name
Coelogyne nitida
Lindley 1828

Coelogyne nitida is a species of Coelogyne.

Description[edit | edit source]

oPlants bloom from in the spring with three to seven flowers. Flowers are fragrant and 4 cm wide.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plant is found growing on trees and mossy rocks in Samchi, Sarbhang, Gaylegphug, Deothang, Tongsa/Bumthang, Mo Chu districts of Bhutan; Xizang and Yunnan (Pu Bia) in China; Arunachal Pradesh (Siang, Subansiri), Assam, Bangladesh, Darjeeling, Khasi Hills, Lushai Hills, Bangladesh, Sikkim (Mamring, Rathang Chhu, Yoksam) in India; Aisalukharka, Chandragiri, Chuwwa and Simbhanjang states of Nepal; Myanmar, Laos and Thailandpopopopopopopoo (Chiang Mai) at elevations between 1200 to 2950 meters. The area is also subjected to an average of 3,022.6 millimeters of rain fall each year.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Plants are usually grown in baskets. Plant grows in cool to intermediate average temperatures ranging from 66°F(18.89°C) to 35°F (1.67°C). They also require partial shade from 1500 to 2500 foot candles. Water regularly in the summer and gradually reduce in the winter.

Media[edit | edit source]

This orchid grows on mossy trees and rocks in an area of high rainfall so it should be given a good draining medium that stays moist but not wet. As with all epiphytes this orchid can be mounted but in dry conditions extra care should be taken to maintain appropriate moisture levels.

Naming[edit | edit source]

Common name: The Shining Coelogyne

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. Broughtonia nitida Herb. ex Sweet 1826
  2. Coelogyne conferta auct. 1875
  3. Coelogyne nitida f. candida Roeth 2002
  4. Coelogyne ocellata Lindley 1831
  5. Coelogyne ochracea Lindley 1846
  6. Coelogyne ochracea subsp. conferta Parish & Rchb. f. 1874
  7. Coelogyne punctulata var. conferta (Parish & Rchb. f.) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1951
  8. Cymbidium nitidum Wall. ex D. Don 1825
  9. Pleione nitida (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References[edit | edit source]

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