WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 586 – Masdevallia pyxis

This is a small sized Masdevallia native to Peru that grows in cool forest around 2300m altitude where it grows as an epiphyte of lithophyte. It has thick rounded leaves and the flowers are produced in profusion on stems much shorter than the leaves. The colouring is similar to Masdevallia oreas and several other masdevallia […]

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365 days of orchids – day 585 – Phalaenopsis mariae

We find this species one of the most floriferous of the Phalaenopsis species with clusters of perfumed flowers produced all at once on flower spikes that persist and re-flower for several years (don’t cut off the flower spikes of this species when the flowers drop). Phalaenopsis mariae is native to the Philippines and Borneo where […]

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365 days of orchids – day 584 – Angraecum magdalenae

This species from the mountains of central Madagascar is one of our most rewarding orchid species. The large (8cm) waxy, pristine white flowers are wonderfully fragrant and currently fill its section with their intoxicating scent. The plant’s natural habitat is in leaf litter amongst quartzite boulders but we find the species enjoys a mossy basket where […]

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Leif Bersweden to lecture at the British Orchid Show and Congress – Writhlington 3rd November

We are delighted that amongst our speakers at the British Orchid Show in November we have Leif Bersweden from Kew who is a leading member of the young generation of scientists passionate to plants back on the map. He is best known for his acclaimed book ‘The Orchid Hunter: a young botanists search for happiness’ […]

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