I am surprised to see that this is the first time we have features the wonderful national flower of Costa Rica. In Costa Rica the species is known as guaria morada and when DNA evidence suggested that it should be moved from the genus Cattleya a new genus was created that reflected the Costa Rican […]
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Stop whatever you are doing and get down to the Purbeck coast in Dorset where the early flowering orchids are at their best this weekend. The photograph above shows Ophrys sphagodes (Early Spider Orchid) and the coast from Durlston Head to Dancing Ledge is the UK’s largest population of the species. The Early Spider Orchid […]
After yesterday’s Vanda ampulacea we have another Sikkim lowland species today in Cymbidium aliofolium. We have seen several very large plants in the forests of Sikkim and Assam from 100m to 800m altitude. Many plants in the wild are enormous and can circle a large tree with their long lived, tough, thick leaves and extensive root […]
This small growing Vanda species is a real crowd pleaser and our largest plant has six flower spikes this year which gives a really impressive display of bright pink flowers. The species (which is also known as Ascocentrum ampulaceum) is one of the most dramatic species we have seen flowering during our expeditions to […]