365 days of orchids – day 564 – Prosthechea brassavolae

This dramatic Central American species is one of our favourites. We found it as a common epiphyte in Costa Rica on the Poas Volcano in the Bosque de Paz reserve. The habitat is wet evergreen forest at 1400m with lush epiphytic growth of ferns, bromeliads and orchids (our photo of the reserve below) The species […]


365 days of orchids – day 561 – Brassavola cuculata

Another species that is enjoying our hot spell is Brassavola cuculata. This terete leaved species is found through Central America and northern South America. We have seen it growing and flowering in Guatemala where it was growing in dryish lowland forest near┬áthe ancient Mayan city of Yaxha. The plant below was flowering on the edge […]