Mayer's Coelogyne
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Mayer's Coelogyne
P Nntroduced Photo: P.S. Sivaprasad
Common name: Mayer's Coelogyne
Botanical name: Coelogyne mayeriana    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Mayer's Coelogyne is a showy orchid with large, beautiful, greenish flowers with dark markings. It is a medium to large sized, hot growing orchid growing on tree trunks or occasionally on ground in humus, often near mangroves. with 8-24 cm between each pseudobulb enveloped basally by a few overlapping sheaths and carrying 2, apical, pleated, 7 nerved, pointed leaves. Leaves gradually narrowing below into the grooved stalked base. The plant blooms on an arching to pendant, 45 cm long, inflorescence with many lemon scented flowers which open simultaneously. Mayer's Coelogyne is found in SE Asia, cultivated in India.

Identification credit: P.S. Sivaprasad Photographed in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.

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