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Coelogyne asperata

Coel. asperata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Coelogyne
Species: Coel. asperata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Coelogyne asperata
Lindl. 1849


Coelogyne asperata is a species of Coelogyne.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from spring to summer with 15 to 40 flowers. Flowers are fragrant with a scent of licorice and 7.5 cm wide. Flowers last about two weeks long.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on trees branches or limestone faces in primary forest near rivers in Sulawesi, the Moluccas, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, the Philippines, Papua and New Guinea, Malaysia and the Solomon Islands at elevations of 0 to 1600 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are usually grown in baskets. Plant grows in warm temperatures with partial shade. Water regularly through the year. 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.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Coelogyne asperata green Coelogyne asperata variant Sepals and Petals are green. lip is white with orange
Coelogyne asperata pustulosa Coelogyne asperata var. pustulosa Sepals and Petals are cream. lip is white with orange and yellow

NamingEdit

Common name: The rough lipped Coelogyne

SynonymsEdit

  1. Coelogyne edelfeldtii F. Muell. & Kraenzl. 1894
  2. Coelogyne lourii Paxton 1849
  3. Coelogyne lowii Paxton 1849
  4. Coelogyne macrophylla Teijsm. & Binn. 1867
  5. Coelogne pustulosa Ridley 1886
  6. Cymbidium robustum Gilli 1980 publ. 1983
  7. Pleione asperata (Lindl.) Kuntze. 1891

ReferencesEdit

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

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