This is a large growing and rather straggly species from the Himalayas that we have see in expeditions to Sikkim where it grows around the trunks of large trees forming enormous plants over time. We have found it growing in moist evergreen forests at around 1400m although it has been recorded from 500 to 2100m. […]
This cool growing terrestrial with attractively spotted leaves and flowers comes from Eastern South Africa where it is found growing in moss and humus on rocks, banks and fallen trees in shaded forest an bush from the coast up to 1800m. This is a habitat we have explored around Durban where forest remnants have a […]
This large flowered orchid is native to the Mata Atlantica coastal forests of eastern Brazil. It is found at around 800m where it grows as a lithophyte or epiphyte in seasonally dry forest which experiences wet warm summers and cooler dryer winters. The flowers are best looked at from above as the plant is clearly […]
Hi Tallis here, Today I sowed our Gongora furfuracea dry seed pod. Before sowing the seed I had a look under the microscope to check there were healthy embryos inside the dry seed cases. As you can see we had about a 80% health rate which should bode well for our germination results later on.
This is a terrestrial found from Venezuela to Peru that grows on open rocky slopes in cool montane forrest from 1500-2000m altitude. It produces long, thin, upright stems (ours are about 1m – 1.5m long) and these produce terminal flowers in little clumps (see photo below with Ruby). The weight of the flowers pull the […]