365 days of orchids – day 346 – Coelogyne trinervis

This lovely Coelogyne is a species we have seen growing abundantly in Southern Laos in open woodland around 1000m altitude. The species is relatively common around Paksong with many plants enjoying positions on the tops of exposed branches where they receives bright light and survives a dry winter. The species copes with thick waxy leaves […]


365 days of orchids – day 345 – Pleurothallis alvaroi

This is a delicate multi-flowered species with large translucent sepals and characteristic drooping petals. Pleurothallis alvaroi is native endemic to Ecuador where it grows in cloud forests at around 2000m and the species is found in a wide range of colour forms including yellows, browns and reds making it a great addition to any collection. […]


365 days of orchids – day 343 – Pleurothallis palliolata

We have one of our favourite Pleurothallis species today, and another species that arrived with us as an unexpected ‘weed’ on a different plant. We were given our first plant of Octomeria grandiflora (day 317) in 1999 and soon noticed some very small leaves near its base that were the ‘wrong’  shape. These developed into […]