The flowers of this Indian Coelogyne are extremely attractive with pristine, velvet-like white and the glowing orange/yellow of the 'white Coelogynes. The flowers are about 5 cm across and very fragrant. The name comes from the yellow veins on the inside lobes.

This plant should produce 7 to 12 flowers per spike. It hasn't done that for me yet and the fact that Coelogyne nitida can sit beside it and flower its heart out, causes me some reservations about this species. As can be seen from the image of its growth habit, it has new shoots and is growing well. I will make further judgements as time goes by.

On a side track - over the years, I have been sucked in by images of beautiful flowers. They automatically trigger a response to go and buy one because they look big and beautiful in a full framed picture. I have tried on this site to balance the flower with an image of the growth habit and often showing the plant label to give some perspective, as well as my personal comments. Unfortunately, when you meet some of these Coelogynes face to face they can be a bit disappointing.

There has been a lot of debate over the original samples used to name Coel nervosa and the possible mix-up with samples of what were named Coel glanulosa and Coel mossiae. For those interested in getting into the debate and detail, the following is a very informative link The True Coelogyne mossiae.

Negatives: This species may be more reluctant to flower than Coelogyne nitida.

Rating: ♦♦♦ The flowers are extremely attractive and fragrant. Talk to some other growers if possible before you buy it.

Sometimes sold as:

Varieties: None known

Hybrids: None registered

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