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Coelogyne testacea

Coelogyne testacea

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


Coelogyne testacea is a species of Coelogyne found in East Asia.

DescriptionEdit

Plants blooms from spring to summer with ten 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of eggs.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra at elevations around 0 to 1400 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are usually grown in baskets. Plant grows from cool to warm temperatures in partial shade. Water regularly during the summer, about once every two days and gradually reduce in the winter. Water about once every two to three weeks and gradually increase watering as new roots begin to show. 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 Brick-Shaped Colegyne

SynonymsEdit

  1. Coelogyne sumatrana J.J.Sm. 1908
  2. Pleione testacea [Lindl.] Kuntze 1891

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