Orchid, Coelogyne South Carolina

Coelogyne

Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coelogyne (koh-el-LAW-jin-ee) (Info)
Grex name:South Carolina

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On Feb 20, 2019, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Per Irene Ngoo at Min's Garden @tropicaljungle in Singapore:
"Coelogyne 'South Carolina' (C. pandurata × C. burfordiense), commonly known as the “Black Orchid” as it has a black lip with an intricate pattern, blooming again - with 15 flower count. And there are two more flowering spikes waiting amidst the thick foliage for their turn to show off their captivating blooms with emerald green sepals. This vigorous hybrid, which last bloomed 10 months ago, are found across India, China, Indonesia and the Fiji Islands. The simultaneously opening flowers smell like honey but are short lived. Coelogyne orchids are not among the most commonly kept orchids so you might not find them easily in your local nursery. Among the Coelogyne species, the typical colour is white, sometimes with shades o... read more

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