WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 573 – Odontoglossum rhynchanthum

This beautiful species is endemic to Colombia where it grows in cloud forest above 2000m. Authorities describe the species as producing 30cm spikes with up to seven flowers but our clone produces spikes to 70cm with up to twelve flowers. Leading bulbs produce a number of spikes and give a fantastic display of the large and colourful flowers.

We grow our plants cool (minimum 12C) and damp all year.

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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    Is this from your personal collection? It is very beautful.

  2. Simon Pugh-Jones says:

    This is at school and we have four plants just coming into flower now.
    Anyone interested in this species and ones like it should visit the international Odontoglossum Alliance at http://www.odontalliance.org/