Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; East Himalaya; Laos; Myanmar; Nepal; Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
Nepal to China (Yunnan) and Indo-China as per WCSP;
Shining Coelogyne;

Orchidaceae Fortnight :: Coelogyne ochracea from Darjiling (NSJ-04) :  Attachments (4). 7 posts by 5 authors.
Coelogyne ochracea from a garden at Darjiling. (April 09)

Yes looks like Coelogyne ochracea. I will confirm again

earlier identified as Coelogyne nitida as per thread

They are synonyms and yes Coelogyne nitida is the accepted name as … pointed.

Kindly help for the following id.
Place: Temi Tea Garden, West Sikkim
Date: May, 2008

I think this looks like Coelogyne nitida. Pic is not clear, can you please confirm if new inflorescence is coming from the base and if it gives rise to new shoot or not after flowering?

Thanks … Here I attached another close-up of this orchid. Hope this will help. I don’t have any clear answer of your question, sorry.

Yes its looks like Coelogyne nitida



This was one of the most common orchid encountered during the tour,
I have placed this under Coelogyne, wanted to know the species, can this be C. corymbosa ??

…. I am thinking why this is not Coelogyne nitida !!

I agree with … it is Coelogyne nitida

Thanks … the flower is really excellent to watch..

Orchid for ID, Sikkim, NAW-JUL16-09 : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)
Kindly identify this orchid photographed in South Sikkim in May 2015.

Coelogyne sp.

It may be Coelogyne ochracia.

This one looks like Coelogyne nitida but cant confirm without proper closeup of flower.


Coelogyne nitida Lindl. ????? : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Location: Lepchaghat, Darjeeling, India
Date: 24 May  2017
Altitude: 7200 ft.

Yes this should be Coelogyne nitida. Inflorescence emerging from the base of old bulb as new shoot and not from the mature old bulb top.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
Beautiful pics.


Coelogyne nitida Lindl. : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)- around 500 kb each.

Location:  Soureni, India 
Date: 7 May  2018
Altitude: 4000 ft
Habit : Wild / Cultivated

Yes sir. This should be Coelogyne nitida.

SK1215 18 JUNE 2018 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7) – around 700 kb each.
Location: Sandakphu, India
Date: 14 May 2018
Altitude:10 –  11000 ft.
Habit : Wild 
Some Coelogyne ? Regret for the low quality image since it was foggy and long shot.

I have seen these, but I am unable to make out if the inflorescence is coming from a mature bulb or new bulb (the identification key is based on this). But if I have to guess, assuming that the inflorescence is emerging from the apex of new shoot with leaves coming out simultaneously and I can see the bulbs are 7cm or longer, then this is Coelogyne nitida.


Coelogyne nitida Lindl. : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7) – around 700 kb each.
Location: Kakani,  Nepal
Altitude :6000 ft.
Date: 19 June 2018
Habit : Wild 

Yes sir, this should be Coelogyne nitida.
Very beautiful pics and I am sure those ants are not pollinators.
Thanks a lot for sharing.


Coelogyne nitida Lindl. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 550 kb each.

Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu
Date: 18 April 2019
Elevation: 1300 m.


Colony of Coelogyne nitida Lindl. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7) – around 1 mb each.
Location: Okharpauwa, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation:  1721 m.
Date: 10 May 2019
Habit : Wild

Cant confirm from these pics.

This is the season and I have seen flower closely.

SK1946 25 May 2019 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)- around 600 kb each.
Location: Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Date: 16  May 2019
Elevation: 2024 m.
Habit : Wild
Coelogyne nitida Lindl. ??

This is obviously deformed.


Coelogyne nitida (Wall. ex D.Don) Lindl.: 6 very high res. images.
Location: Kathmandu, Central Nepal
Altitude: 1400 m.
Date : 10 May 2021

Yes, Coelogyne nitida.

Nepali name : चाँदी गाभा Chaandee Gaabhaa 


at Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, Gangtok in third week of April’09; Orchid Flowers – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Orchidaceae fortnight : Coelogyne ochracea from Lloyds Botanical garden, Darjeeling : MN13 : 2 images. 8 posts by 6 authors.
Coelogyne ochracea growing wild at Lloyds Botanical Garden, Darjeeling
May 2013

I will confirm this later. Ofcourse Coelogyne, but not sure of the species

Ok this should be Coelogyne ochracea.


SK 3578 12 July 2022: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Surkhet, West Nepal
Altitude: 2080m.
Date: 27 April 2022
Habit : Wild 
Coelogyne nitida (Wall. ex D.Don) Lindl. ??

Leaves emerge after opening of flowers, so this should be Coelogyne nitida.



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