WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 618 – Bulbophyllum fascinator

This is another remarkable Bulbophyllum species with large flowers that have intriguing fillaments of bright purple pink attached to the petals and sepals. This was one of our focus species on Thursday as the species is native to lowland forests in Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and the Philippines and so of special interest to our visitors […]

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365 days of orchids – day 617 – Macroclinium lineare

Yesterday we had a miniature flowering in-vitro and today we have a related miniature flowering on its cork mount in Warm Americas. This species is a true mini-miniature with a plant 3cm high and relatively large 1cm flowers in groups on short spikes. Macroclinium lineare is found in warm mossy forests in Costa Rica and […]

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Full programme announced for Science and Conservation Symposium at the British Orchid Show and Congress

A highlight of the British Orchid Congress and show is the British Orchid Congress – Science and Conservation Symposium that includes lectures exploring a wide range of orchid research. Speakers include a number of early career scientists and the event is expected to generate some lively debate!  The Congress runs from Friday 2nd November to Sunday […]

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365 days of orchids – day 616 – Psygmorchis pusilla

Unusually our orchid of the day is a species flowering in flask. This is Psygmorchis pusilla (previously called Oncidium pusilla) which is a large flowered miniature twig epiphyte from Central America. The plant here is 3cm high with a 2cm bright yellow flower. This is a species we have seen growing in Guatemala and Belize […]

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