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Coelogyne fuscescens

Coel. fuscescens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Coelogyne
Species: Coel. fuscescens
Alliance:
Binomial name
Coelogyne fuscescens
Lindl. 1828


Coelogyne fuscescens is a species of Coelogyne.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from fall to winter with six to ten 6 cm wide flowers. Flowers are slightly fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on mossy branches in the shady lowland montane forest of Nepal, India, Sikkim, Bhutan, lower Burma, China and northeastern Thailand at elevations of 600 to 2100 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.

NamingEdit

Common name: The Ocher Yellow Coelogyne

SynonymsEdit

  1. Coelogyne brunnea Lindl. 1848
  2. Coelogyne fuscescens var. brunnea (Lindl.) Lindl. 1854
  3. Coelogyne fuscescens var. integrilabia Pfitzer 1907
  4. Coelogyne fuscescens var. viridiflorum Pradhan 1979
  5. Coelogyne integrilabia (Pfitzer) Schltr. 1915
  6. Pleione cycnoches (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891
  7. Pleione fuscescens (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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