Coelogyne-mossiae-2023-03-14 *SITF has determined this plant is not Coelogyne mossiae, but most likely is a hybrid, possibly Coelogyne Unchained Melody (Mar 2023).
Over many years there has been a series of mistaken identities which mixed up Coelogyne mossiae with several other species. Based on the description and photo in an article in Researchgate, "The True Coelogyne mossiae" by Schuiteman and Perry, this plant does not match the true C. mossiae. C. mossiae should have relatively short, broad leaves; Christenson pointed out in 2008, plants of the hybrid C. Unchained Melody (C. cristata x C. flaccida) were often mistakenly labeled as C. mossiae or C. grandulosa. According to the Schuiteman-Perry article, this hybrid has much larger, floppier flowers than C. mossiae with three deeply fringed keels on the lip. C. mossiae plants grow in a near alpine environment as stunted, hard plants with broad, petiolate, rather sharply pointed leaves. The photo in the IOSPE matches the true C. mossiae, which may be relatively rare in cultivation.
Posted on Mar 14, 2023
Plant was obtained at an orchid society auction; origin of plant unknown.
Flower fragrance is akin to a locker room or dirty socks, but a little more pleasant.
Coelogyne edii Syn Pholidota sulcata 2023-01-22 *SITF confirms this plant is Coelogyne edii (Apr 2023).
Coelogyne edii (Synonym Pholidota sulcata) matches the description and photos in the IOSPE, OW, (As Pholidota sulcata) and orchidroots; IOSPE has a very good close-up photo of the species flower and a photo of the plant that is a very good match to this submission; the five-nerved leaves also fit the description of C. edii.
Posted on Jan 22, 2023
See SITF Form. Note: Coelogyne was incorrectly entered as "Corlogyne".
Coelogyne-lycastoides-2022-02-13 *SITF has confirmed this plant as Coelogyne cf. lycastoides (Mar 2023).
The abbreviation cf. refers to the Latin "confer" or "conferatur" and is used taxonomically to indicate a general agreement with a particular taxon, but not a perfect match. This plant does not completely agree with the description of Coelogyne lycastoides in "The Genus Coelogyne: A Synopsis" by Clayton, but shares most features. The plant keys closest to Coel. lycastoides, matching the number of lip keels and leaf nerves and compares to the drawing #13, page 66.
Posted on Feb 13, 2022