365 days of orchids – day 719 – Cattleya coccinea (Sophronitis coccinea)

This is one of our top ten orchids and always transports me back to the cloud forests of Brazil Our expeditions to Brazil in 2001 and 2006 allowed us the privilege of seeing this species flowering in the wild and I have included some photos from the 2006 school expedition bellow to give an idea […]


365 days of orchids – day 718 – Odontoglossum manuelariasii

Some orchids produce a generous amount of flower that seems our of proportion to plant and this is one of them. The branched starry flower spike would actually make a great Christmas tree! Odontoglossum manuelaraisii is another of the species traditionally included in the genus Odontoglossum but now moved to Oncidium following genetic analysis. The […]


365 days of orchids – day 716 – Masdevallia polysticta ‘yellow’

Thanks to all who helped or came to Orchid Christmas and helped to make it such an enjoyable evening. After yesterdays large and flamboyant Laelia anceps we have something completely different today. This is our yellow clone of this variable and small growing species. Native to cool cloud forests in Ecuador and Peru from 1600 to […]