Cynthia Hill, in an Orchid Digest article (Vol. 72-2) claimed this Himalayan Coelogyne from Nepal, Bhutan, NE India and China, to be her favourite. She cited the spectacular spun-sugar white flowers cascading over deep green layered leaves, a lovely fragrance and all on a small compact clumping plant.

I have bought several 'coymbosa' plants over the years and every one has turned out to be Coelogyne nitida. Luckily, this is a very rewarding and desirable plant too and very similar - hence the confusion in labelling. They are so similar in markings that it is little wonder there is widespread confusion.

They both originate from the same cool areas of Nepal, NE India, China and surrounding countries.

Negatives: None

Rating: ♦♦♦♦ None of mine have flowered as Coel corymbosa but based on other claims it is beautiful.

Sometimes sold as: No other labels

Varieties: None known

Hybrids: None registered

< Coel chloroptera Coel cristata>