365 days of orchids – day 272 – Stenoglottis fimbriata

¬† 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 […]


365 days of orchids – day 270 – Elleanthus amethystinus

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 […]