365 days of orchids – day 502 – Pleurothallis ruscifolia

Pleurothallis ruscifolia is a medium sized plant that produces clusters of small yellow flowers several times during the year. Our plant last flowered in January and is again smothered in flowers. This is an orchid we found growing abundantly in cool wet forest in Costa Rica on the Poas volcano at an altitude of around […]


365 days of orchids – day 499 – Polystachya galeata

This stately orchid has the typical features of a polystachya flower; it is non-resupinate (up-side-down), has large lateral sepals that form a hood, and has flowers that open in succession on a flower spike produced from the base of the single leaf that grows on a cylindrical pseudobulb. The flowers are really worth a close […]