Xylobium is a genus of terrestrial and epiphytic orchids from South and Central America and we saw one species in Brazil on our expeditions there. Xylobium subintegrum is a cool growing epiphyte from Ecuador and Peru where it grows in cool wet forest from 1700 to 2000m altitude. It is a robust plant with large […]
This is a very large growing Dendrobium native to the Philippines. The species grows pendulous pseudobulbs more than 2m long that become deciduous before flowering over a period of several years. The flowers are produced simultaneously on old bulbs aged from around two to five years old and form clusters near the end of the bulbs. […]
This is a warm growing species from Central America found from Nicaragua to Panama and the nearby regions of Colombia. The short lived but very attractive and fragrant flowers are produced from the base of newly matured bulbs and in common with most Trichopilia the lip is very large compared to the other petals and sepals. […]
Masdevallia oreas is a small growing species endemic to cloud forests of Bolivia. We grow the species both mounted and in small pots, and it responds by sending up its pretty flowers clear of the 5cm long leaves.
A busy week ahead for orchid project students as we prepare to host the Tropical Rain Forest Biome Team from Eden on Friday. We are planning a day of learning workshops run by students – watch this space for more details. It is now October and so there are just three months left for our […]