WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 396 – Dendrochilum glumaceum

One of our star orchids this week is this fragrant orchid species is found on several islands in the Philippines. Dendrochilum glumaceum is restricted to mossy mountain forest and exposed summits where it is exposed to heavy rain and frequent mists and this determines our culture of the species. As with any epiphyte evolved for […]

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365 days of orchids – day 395 – Pleurothallis hemirhoda

Another new Pleurothallis for 365 days is this rather odd species found from Colombia and Venzuela down to Peru. It is a small growing plant (the leaves and stems are currently 10cm long in total) that produces infrequent large solitary large flowers – this one is 4cm across and 5cm from top to bottom. The […]

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365 days of orchids – day 394 – Masdevallia chaetostoma

Another new species for 365 days is this tiny masdevallis species native to Ecuador. The plant produces 3cm leaves and 6cm flower spikes each with 2-10 pretty little white and yellow flowers each a cm across. The species comes from really cool, wet cloud forests from 2000-3000 and so we keep the plants cool, wet […]

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365 days of orchids – day 393 – Pleurothallis grobyi

  Pleurothallis grobyi is a delightful miniature species recorded from as far North as Mexico and as far south as Peru and Brazil. The clone we have here in cultivation originates from Ecuador but we have seen different forms of the species in Brazil, Belize and Guatemala. We have  found the species in both mountain […]

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