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Unread 06-13-2013, 09:27 AM
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Default Cattleya alliance plant, probably a species [Coelogyne fimbriata]

I took these photos at a recent orchid display, but couldn't see a label on the plant. Anyone know what it is? I'm not very good at the cattleya alliance (they don't generally appeal) but I do like to know what I've seen... Any ideas?

I've linked the photos to larger versions; if you want to "zoom in", click on them.

The flowers and plant leaves are fairly small.

p.s. you can see other pictures from the show here.

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Unread 06-13-2013, 09:40 AM
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I'm guessing it's a Coelogyne fimbriata, Discus.

Well, actually...I'm pretty sure. And it's possible to get hold of this one in SA.

I wanted to comment on your blog actually, since I saw you had it there as a question mark plant, but then the cows and the carrots were calling and I just forgot about it.

Looks great!
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Good spot, Silje, I agree

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p.s. carrots should never over-ride orchids. Cows, maybe

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Oh, and interestingly, how ever "Cattleya-y" Coelogyne flowers look, they're not in the Cattleya Alliance. *commits to the memory bank*.
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The figures given on IOSPE are about the same as what I recall; it seems to form a mat of growths (similarly, but rather larger than, something like an Epidendrum porpax or Mediocalcar decoratum). The photos were taken with a 100mm macro lens, but I don't recall at what ratio it was set at the time - they're not, by any means, "large" flowers (they're almost tiny compared to something like Coel. cristata). The leaves are quite a bit broader than cristata ones, and rather shorter (at least, compared to my specimen of the latter, which I have yet to bloom).

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