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 […]