WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 691 – Masdevallia bulbophyllopsis

This is another of the delightful small multi-flowered masdevallias and this one is endemic to Ecuador. It is small growing but vigorous with 4cm leaves and 15cm flower spikes with about 6-12 flowers on each. As you can see it does well for us in a small basket though we also find it does well in […]

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365 days of orchids – day 690 – Coelogyne speciosum var. albicans

This coelogyne produces a succession of large flowers on short pendulous flower spikes from relatively compact plants. Coelogyne speciosum is native to Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra where it is reported from 700-2000m altitude. This variety has more white on the lip than is usual and a light green flower colour where the more usual […]

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365 days of orchids – day 689 – Cleisostoma arietinum

Cleisostomas are small flowered relatives of Vanda with a range of growth habits but rather similar prettly little flowers that tend to open successively along relatively long flower spikes. This is the ‘bent’ cleisostoma referring to the curved terete leaves. It is a warm growing species from South East Asia, India and Malaysia where it […]

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