365 days of orchids – day 197 – Bulbophyllum affine

This is another species found in the Sikkim Himalaya. It’s range extends right through South East Asia and Southern China to Taiwan. It grows as an epiphyte or lithophyte from 100 to 1800m where it clambers across trunks or rocks in shaded forest. The single flowers have prominent red stripes that give the species its […]


Last day at Eden

Today was our last day working at the Eden Project this week. We spent the morning in Eden’s nursery helping Nicki to re-pot some Moringas and some Bromeliads. We then went down to the tropical biome to plant some Coelogynes in hanging baskets for the Malaysian house there. We have had a great week working […]


365 days of orchids – day 194 – Cleisostoma arietinum

This is the ‘bent’ cleisostoma referring to the curved terete leaves. It is a warm growing species from South East Asia, India and Malaysia where it grows pendulously. We have seen related species growing in Arunachal Pradesh, North East India, and in Laos, amongst a mass of orchids (Dendrobiums, Pholidotas, Erias and others) on the […]