As Simon said last week, I have travelled to Ecuador to attend and speak at the 22nd World Orchid Conference. Tuesday was the first full day of the conference, which was full of interesting speakers. I spent the day looking around the conference’s displays and the plants on show, including a display of wonderful Phalaenopsis hybrids.
Thursday was spent visiting Ecuagenera’s nursery here in Guayaquil, a place in many ways is an orchid growers paradise, acres of growing space all full of many different species from all around the world, mostly from South America. At the moment their Cattleya Maxima are in flower including hundreds of ‘Coerulea’ forms, which made for quite a spectacular sight. The conference has now ended, but the show is still on tomorrow so I will endeavour to photograph as many of the species and hybrids on display.