Tallis here with another dramatic orchid from our Warm Asia section. This amazing Gongora is found in Panama, Costa Rica and Columbia. It has the smallest flowers of the genus, just 2 cm across! It has the classic pendulous flower spike of the genus and smell like hyacinths – mmmmm nice!
Phalaenopsis manii is a species from the lowland forests of the Himalayan foothills. I have seen it growing in Nameri National Park, one of Assam’s fantastic Tiger reserves. (see photo below) The photo clearly shows the natural habitat for the plant. The forest is lowland seasonally dry forest and there is not sufficient rainfall or […]
This magnificent orchid is native to Australia. Its aboriginal name is “Tar-Beri” and it is also known as the “Rock Lily”. When in flower it is one of our largest orchids measuring nearly 2m across with many hundred lovely fragrant flowers each about 2cm across. It is one of those orchids that stops you in your […]
Cattleya trianae is the national flower of Colombia and is endemic to that country. In our greenhouses it always flowers in February where its very large flowers always create a stir. The plant shown is our largest specimen and is the typical form with light pink petals and sepals with a darker lip. The lip […]
This cute Masdevallia from Peru is named after the lute shaped lip (its actually rather small so a teeny weeny lute) The thing we like more is the dramatic spotting and the flowers crossed legs (tails) which give it an unusually relaxed look. Masdevallia pandurilabia comes from really cool high altitude cloud forest above 2600m […]