365 days of orchids – day 431 – Masdevallia attenuata

This charming miniature Masdevallia is the 35th Masdevallia to feature in 365 days (see them all in our Orchid Species Information) reflecting both the diversity within this genus and our passion for them at Writhlington. Masdevallia attenuata is found from Costa Rica to Ecuador and is a mini-miniature only growing to 4cm high and producing […]


365 days of orchids – day 429 – Dendrobium bracteosum var. tanii

Dendrobium species have featured heavily on 365 days of orchids and we have 31 species with included in our ‘Orchid Species Information’ list. Today’s species is a small warm growing species that has been listed as a new species Dendrobium tanii by some authorities but is generally considered a variety of Dendrobium bracteosum. Dendrobium bracteosum […]


365 days of orchids – day 428 – Odontoglossum cristatum (Oncidium cristatum)

Today’s star orchid in the greenhouse has to be Odontoglossum cristatum with our mature plant presenting ten spikes in flower as well as more in bud still to come. Odontoglossum cristatum is native to Ecuador and Colombia where it is found in cloud forest from 1500-2600 m altitude and so it is very well suited […]


365 days of orchids – day 427 – Dendrobium x suffusum

  This is a natural hybrid from Australia that is one of the prettiest and most floriferous of our cool growing dendrobiums. The parents are Dendrobium kingianum and Dendrobium gracilicaule and it is a medium sized plant that grows into a specimen quite quickly. Pseudobulbs up to 40cm high carry spays of many 1cm flowers […]