WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 471 – Coelogyne swaniana

  It is really Coelogyne time in the greenhouse this week and one wonderful species is Coelogyne swaniana with its long pendulous spikes of bright cream and brown flowers. The species is similar to Coelogyne pulverula featured earlier in the month (Day 450 and still in flower) but has wider spaced flowers on slightly shorter spikes […]

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365 days of orchids – day 470 – Coelogyne flexuosa

Coelogyne flexuosa is a fairly large growing Coelogyne native to warm forests in Malaysia, Sumatra, Bali and Java from 900 to 1500m altitude. It grows lovely large bright green leaves and in spring produces long delicate flower spikes with up to twenty fragrant, small but pretty flowers. The spike has a very noticeable zig zag which gives […]

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365 days of orchids – day 469 – Dendrobium densiflorum

The flowering of Dendrobium densiflorum in the greenhouse is always a special event. This has to be one of the most dramatic we grow we have been fortunate to see it flowering its natural habitat too. In Sikkim the species grows at around 1000m where it lives as an epiphyte generally in tall semi-evergreen trees […]

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365 days of orchids – day 468 – Schomburgkia lueddemanii

The genus Schomburgkia has about 22 species from South and Central America and we have two of them in flower this week. Yesterday we had Schomburgkia splendida and today we have Schomburgkia lueddemanii. This is a larger growing species with larger flowers but a similar theme of twisted brown petals and sepals and a pink […]

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