365 days of orchids – day 41 – Cymbidium iridiodes

This species is the third Cymbidium from Sikkim to feature in 365 days of orchids. It is a large growing plant with flowers much smaller than Cymbidium hookerianum and lacking the delicate elegance of Cymbidium erythraeum but its flowers are remarkable for their distinctly red colouring and this species has been used in breeding to […]


365 days of orchids – day 39 – Bulbophyllum rothschildianum

This is possibly the most dramatic of our Bulbophyllum species with its large red flowers and strong fishy smell. The species is found in the Eastern Himalayan region of Southern China, North East India and Burma. I have been to the warm lowland forests of Arunachal Pradesh where the species is found. These forests have […]


365 days of orchids – day 38 – Bulbophyllum ambrosia

Bulbophyllum ambrosia is one of our most fragrant orchids with a wonderful scent of sweet warm honey. It is a pretty species from Southern China and Vietnam. It grows in lowland evergreen forest and we find it does well in our Warm Asia section kept shaded throughout the year. It has a potentially straggly growth […]