WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 287 – Dendrobium panduriferum

This delightful little dendrobium (the lute-shaped lip dendrobium) is native to Malaysia and South East Asia where it grows as an epiphyte in lowland forest from 250-600m altitude. It produces pendulous pseudobulbs and so we find it is well suited to a basket. The flowers form on short sprays from near the end of the […]

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365 days of orchids – Day 285 – Cattleya bowringiana ‘coerulea’

  Cattleya bowringiana (now named Guarianthe bowringiana) is usually pink (see Guatemala photo below) but this variety is purply blue. It is native to Guatemala and Belize in Central America and is the most northern-growing of the Cattleya species. It is usually found in dryish lowland forest and was seen by students on the trip to […]

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365 days of orchids- day 284 – Stenoglottis longifolia

This species is closely related to Stenoglottis fimbriata (day 272) and is also a terrestrial species from South Africa. It is found on mossy banks in the Drakensberg Mountains and so is a really cool growing orchid. We grow the species in our Temperate section with a minimum winter temperature of 4C and vents that […]

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365 days of orchids – day 283 – Octomeria crassilolia

This species is similar to Octomeria densiflora (day 279) with stiff leaves and a bunch of flowers produced at the base of each leaf in Autumn. Compared to Octomeria densiflora this species has narrower leaves and produces fewer flower in each bunch but individual flowers are a little larger. Octomeria crassifolia is found in Brazil, […]

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