This is a miniature species native to South East Asia and Malaysia, recorded in hot lowland forest near rivers. The flowers are large for the size of the plant (2cm across) and they do have a remarkable lip with a spur. The flowers flower successively from short spikes over a very long period which makes up […]
Fragrance is a big part of the attraction of many of our orchid species and this is one of our most notable fragrant orchids. Masdevallia picea has a really unpleasant smell likened by most who smell it to vomit although Ed who looks after the plant is very fond of the smell. Of course at […]
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We can guarantee that there is always at least one gongora species in flower in the school greenhouse and this week we have our Gongora bufonias bursting into flower. Gongora bufonia is a medium sized plant but one that produces impressive long flower spikes densely packed with flowers (45 flowers on this spike today). […]