WSBEorchids

Richard Laurence to start Sunday’s lectures at the British Orchid Show and Congress with British Natives

Sunday at the British Orchid Show and Congress includes our Hardy Orchid Day with some fascinating talks about British and European orchids, finding them to photograph, growing hardy orchids, reintroduction programmes and propagation. Richard Laurence who has spent much of his life photographing British Orchids will be starting the days lecture programme with a talk […]

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365 days of orchids – day 647 – Masdevallia guayanensis

We have lots of Masdevallias flowering this week. One of my favourites is this small growing species from South America. Masdevallia guayanensis (despite its name) is found in Venezuela, and northern Brazil as well as Guyana and grows as an epiphyte in moist forest at around 1800m altitude. The leaves are about 5cm long and […]

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Scientists and policy makers at the London Conference on illegal wildlife trade 2018

Chloe and Jess made the most of the opportunities to discuss illegal trade in orchids and sustainable alternatives with a wide range of scientists and policy makers at the conference yesterday. Therese Coffee MP and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Life Opportunities was fascinated to hear the students perspective on the illegal trade […]

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365 days of orchids – day 646 – Aerangis luteo-alba var rhodosticta

In London we were keen to present a diverse range of species and we were pleased to be able to include Aerangis luteo-alba. This small growing species is native to tropical Africa from Cameroon across to Kenya and Tanzania. It is pollinated by moths and so is fragrant at night as well creamy white to […]

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