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Old 05-03-2020, 04:58 PM
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Hi all, I am Eden from Sikkim, India and this is my first post. I am kind of a beginner I guess in orchids and wanted some help. I brought home this orchid from a hike and have no idea what it's called. It was on a fallen tree branch and i got home the whole thing, couldn't resist. It's been blooming for me for 3 years now with no care whatsoever! Would really appreciate it if someone could help identify the orchid. Thanks.
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Old 05-03-2020, 05:12 PM
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That is a Coelogyne of some kind. I am fairly certain that it is Coelogyne nitida.
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Nice find, Eden! It's beautiful.

Afid, what is the difference between C. nitida and C. corymbosa? From what I can tell, they seem quite similar, but it seems like C. nitida has a broader lip. Can you explain other differences?
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I wouldn't have had a clue, but that is striking coloring!
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Nice find, Eden! It's beautiful.

Afid, what is the difference between C. nitida and C. corymbosa? From what I can tell, they seem quite similar, but it seems like C. nitida has a broader lip. Can you explain other differences?
I'm not entirely sure to be honest, let me do some more research.

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It is tough to tell, the main difference seems to be in the shape of the lip callus, which is more prominent and slightly ragged-edged in C. corymbosa and less pronounced and smooth in C. nitida. I am pretty sure this is the latter species.

Eden if you want a more definitive ID, some close up pictures of the lip throat and some of the entire plant would help a lot!

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Here is an article describing a new Coelogyne species, but it also has a key to the species in the section Ocellatae (which both C. nitida and C. corymbosa are in).

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Coelogyne
magnifica (Orchidaceae), a new species from northern Myanmar
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That is a Coelogyne of some kind. I am fairly certain that it is Coelogyne nitida.
Thank you guys ! Wasn't expecting a reply but so many of you took out the time I did some research on my own lol and found out that it's probably #coelogyne nitida because it is supposed to be native to this region. I also have #coelogyne cristata on a tree in our garden . I am attaching photos of the nitida although I am not sure if they are attached. Still learning my way around this forum . But thanks again.

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The photos didn't attach in the previous message. Here are some more pics
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Yep! Definitely Coelogyne nitida, nice find!
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Thanks!
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