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Coelogyne punctulata
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Coelogyne
Species: Coel. punctulata
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Binomial name
Coelogyne punctulata
Lindl. 1821


Coelogyne punctulata is a species of Coelogyne.

Description

Plants blooms in the spring with ten 2.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with a musky scent.

This species is similar to Coelogyne nitida and Coelogyne occulata but differs by having the inflorescence emerge from the top of a mature growth rather than the base.

Distribution

Plant is found growing in the montane forest of Nepal, Bhutan, northeastern India, Burma and Yunnan China at elevations around 2200 meters.

Culture

Plants are usually grown in baskets. Plant grows in cool temperatures and 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.

Naming

Common name: The Spotted Coelogyne

Synonyms

  1. Coelogyne brevifolia Lindl. 1854
  2. Coelogyne goweri Rchb.f. 1869
  3. Coelogyne nitida [Roxb.] Hook.f. 1890
  4. Coelogyne ocellata Lindl. 1833
  5. Coelogyne ocellata Lindl. var. maxima Rchb.f. 1879
  6. Coelogyne ocellata Lindl. var. boddaertiana Rchb.f. 1882
  7. Coelogyne punctulata f. brevifolia (Lindl.) S.Das & S.K.Jain 1980
  8. Coelogyne punctulata var. hysterantha T.Tang & F.T.Wang 1951
  9. Cymbidium nitidum Roxb. 1832, nom. illeg.
  10. Pleione brevifolia (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  11. Pleione goweri (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References

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