365 days of orchids – day 596 – Phalaenopsis equestris

We have featured a number of miniature phalaenopsis species and this is one of the most dramatic. This miniature Phalaenopsis species is native to the Philippines and Southern Taiwan where it is reported growing as an epiphyte in lowland forest near streams. The small flowers are produced on arching spikes that continue to grow for […]


365 days of orchids – day 593 – Dendrobium cuthbertsonii

Here is another of our summer flowering favourites although these plants will be in full flower for the Bristol University Botanic Gardens Pollination Day on the first weekend in September (more info soon) This beautiful miniature species is native to New Guinea where it grows as an epiphyte or lithophyte in mossy high mountain elfin […]


365 days of orchids – day 592 – Masdevallia veitchiana

  This is another species that flowers several times each year and is coming back into flower after blooming last in February. This species is endemic to Peru where it grows between 2000m and 4000m as a terrestrial on rocky slopes amongst grasses. This explains the long flower spikes which carry the flowers well clear […]