365 days of orchids – day 651 – Dendrochilum cobbianum
This stunning orchid species is native to the Philippines where it grows in damp evergreen forest above 1200m altitude.
As I said earlier in the week this plant won Best in Show at the last British Orchid Congress in Norwich (Nov 2016) and now as a bigger plant will look an absolute treat when fully out in two weeks time for our own British orchid Congress and Show under the care of our fantastic Cool Asia team.
Flowers are produced from the centre of new growths every autumn and this year our large plant has 60 flower spikes with a total of over 2000 flowers. The flowers have a strong and rather peculiar smell that remind me of overheated electrics.