365 days of orchids – day 633 – Gomesa flexuosa (Oncidium flexuosum)

     A species that is in flower for much of the year is Gomesa flexuosa. This Brazillian species has recently been transferred from Oncidium to Gomesa along with many of the Brazillian oncidiums. It is native the the Mata Atlantica forests running along the Atlantic Coast of Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina. It is found […]


365 days of orchids – day 632 – Dendrobium panduriferum

Our ‘lute-shaped dendrobium’ is in flower again. This delightful little dendrobium is native to Malaysia and South East Asia where it grows as an epiphyte in lowland forest from 250-600m altitude. It produces pendulous pseudobulbs and so we find it is well suited to a basket. The flowers form on short sprays from near the […]


365 days of orchids – day 631 – Restrepia radulifera

  This is one of our largest flowered Restrepia species with 5cm flowers and the most startling deep red/pink synsepal (the fused lateral sepals that form the main part of restrepia flowers). Like most of our restrepias this species flowers on and off throughout the year but its main burst of flowering comes in the […]


365 days of orchids – day 629 – Masdveallia pachyura

The spectacular flowers in these photographs are from one of our favourite small growing masdevallia species. Masdevallia pachyura is a multi-flowered species found in cloud forests from 1000 to 3000m in Ecuador and Peru. As could be expected from its range it is a variable species but all have pretty little flowers and in our […]