365 days of orchids – day 610 – Barbosella australis

  This species is a real miniature with 5mm leaves along a creeping rhizome and relatively large flowers single produced in profusion. Barbosella australis is native to Southern Brazil (australis means ‘southern’ and doesn’t refer to Australia – the southern land) and we have seen related species in Brazil at around 1200m in primary forest […]


365 days of orchids – day 607 – Pleurothallis sonderana

A miniature orchid that has had a lot of interest at the Bee and Pollination festival is Pleurothallis sonderana. The species is endemic to Southern Brazil where it grows as an epiphyte in cool moist forest. We find Pleurothallis sonderana is a vigorous plant that forms a great little specimen and can be easily propagated […]