365 days of orchids – day 409 – Dendrobium teretifolium ‘aureum’

This is an unusual orchid because it has terete leaves which means that the leaves are thin and cylindrical. This is usually an adaptation to cope with dry conditions and for this Dendrobium, that comes from New South Wales and Queensland in Australia, the winters are cool and dry in its natural habitat so we […]


365 days of orchids – day 408 – Dendrobium amethystaglossa

This delightful dendrobium species is native to the Philippines where it is reported as growing on mossy limestone cliffs at an altitude of 1400m. The 1.5cm wide flowers each have a prominent purple blotch on the lip which gives rise to the name. The species is bird pollinated and hangs its bunches of flowers from […]


365 days of orchids – day 407 – Mediocalcar decoratum

This morning the greenhouse is full of the delicate little flowers of Mediocalcar decoratum. This species is very accomodating and so we have plants in many sections including Warm Asia and Coll Americas which are the sections it seems to prefer. The species comes from Papua New Guinea where it grows in shady forest up […]