WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 574 – Dendrobium nobile ‘virginalis’

Dendrobium nolile is one of our favourite species and this week we have the pure white form in full flower. The more usual colour form is shown below. The plant here flowering near Gangtok in Sikkim shows the natural growth habit. The plant grows long upright pseudobulbs during the warm wet summer months. In their second […]

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365 days of orchids – day 573 – Odontoglossum rhynchanthum

This beautiful species is endemic to Colombia where it grows in cloud forest above 2000m. Authorities describe the species as producing 30cm spikes with up to seven flowers but our clone produces spikes to 70cm with up to twelve flowers. Leading bulbs produce a number of spikes and give a fantastic display of the large […]

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365 days of orchids – day 572 – Dendrobium bracteosum var. tanii

This species is a reliable flowerer with very long lasting flowers. This species is small warm growing and has been listed as a new species Dendrobium tanii by some authorities but is generally considered a variety of Dendrobium bracteosum. Dendrobium bracteosum var tanii is a much more compact grower than other varieties of Dendrobium bracteosum […]

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365 days of orchids – day 571 – Grammatophyllum scriptum

This is a large growing species with a wide natural range including Borneo, the Lesser Sunda Islands, the Moluccas, The Philippines, Sulawesi, the Solomon Islands, the Bismark Archipelago, Papua and New Guinea, Fiji and Santa Cruz Islands. The species is restricted to areas near the coast up to 100m and so enjoys a hot climate and […]

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