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Ron-NY

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Coelogyne xyrekes Ridl. 1915 Sect speciosae

Jay Pfahl says late winter bloomer but it has always been a summer bloomer for me. I grow it fairly shady in a lined plastic basket. It hasn't been a quick grower for me but maybe after it gets better established. It blooms successively on a fairly short 3" [7.5 cm]inflorescence with 3-4 flowers.

It is native to Penninsular Malaysia in montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1900 meters.

From googling, my flower is darker than most. It is a warm to cool grower. It has a single plicate apical leaf. I would call it a medium-sized plant.

Synonyms Coelogyne xanthoglossa Ridl. 1915



 
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haha!! does no one notice that this baby would bite and do so really hard?! haha, look at those 2 FANGS, LoL!!
:rollhappy::rollhappy: You're right! I guess we're concentrating on that tongue & missed the fangs!!!!
 

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It is one of my favorite coelogynes. I can't wait until it is large enough to have multi leads blooming at the same time. I purchased this from a Thai vendor, as a bare root, dessicated import at GNYOS in 2005. I purchased 2 but only this one survived.

I even missed the fangs...I will have to study the flower more closely in person.
 

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I like the 'pollinators eye view' looking into the throat. Nice close up and beautiful color...but those 'fangs:D' look deadly. Just the color alone would make me want one.
 

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