365 days of orchids – day 382 – Masdevallia decumana

  This amazing miniature species only reaches 6cm high but produces masses of large spotted flowers 7cm from tail to tail. The plant shown in our photos today is in a 3cm pot but we also grow the species mounted. Masdevallia decumana (the name means large flowered Masdevallia) is native to cloud forests in Ecuador […]


365 days of orchids – day 381 – Stelis genychila

  Stelis is a genus closely related to Masdevallias and Pleurothallis. They are not widely grown in collections but the orchid project has been a big fan since exploring the forests of Brazil and Costa Rica where students came across many of these small flowered but very attractive species. Stelis genychila like most Stelis species […]