Will the real Coelogyne flaccida please stand up

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  1. Oct 4, 2019 #1

    Hoppy

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    I made a couple of impulse buys off AU eBay.
    Both were labelled as Coelogyne flaccida.

    There are a few differences that make me think one is an imposter.

    Plant 1
    Dorsal sepal is erect
    Lip has the yellow bar but sides are orange.
    Stunning rich floral fragrance 0565C3A4-7B35-43D1-9550-EFFF361C4473.jpeg B1C90268-0304-45CD-9A10-184A7AA79B80.jpeg


    Plant 2
    Sepals, both dorsal and lateral are slightly cupped forward.
    Lip bar and sides are yellow
    Fragrance not as nice, smells musty in comparison to plant 1.

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    My guess is plant 2 is the real deal.
    I have no idea what plant 1 is.

    Any suggestions gratefully received.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2019 #2

    Linus_Cello

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    Maybe viagra will help?
     
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    I can't help on the ID, but both are really pretty blooms. Fragrance
    is always a wonderful addition to beauty.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2019 #5

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    I know nothing about this type of orchid but from looking at the description in orchidspecies.com this one occurs over a large geographical range and this often means quite a lot of variation. So I guess that they could both be what they are labelled as.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2019 #6

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    probably different forms of the same species
     
  7. Oct 6, 2019 #7

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    Both look like flaccida to me.
     

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