Dendrobium mohlianum – 365 days of orchids – day 764

Continuing this week’s orange theme we have another bird pollinated species but this time it is a dendrobium from Asia. Dendrobium mohlianum is a dramatic species native to the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu (A real South Sea Islander). It is found in wet forests from 450 to 3000m altitude which indicates it is cool […]


Masdevallia vietchiana – 365 days of orchids – day 763

The third species for ‘orange week’ is Masdevallia veitchiana. Regulars to 365days will be aware that this species flowers intermittently throughout the year and that the individual flowers last for a couple of months making this one of our most reliable masdevallias. This species is endemic to Peru where it grows between 2000m and 4000m […]


Masdevallia mendozae – 365 days of orchids – day 762

To continue ‘orange week’ we have this wonderful miniature masdevallia species with outrageous orange tubular flowers. Masdevallia mendozae is endemic to Ecuador where it grows in cool wet forests and we find it does best in a small basket with daily watering throughout the year. The tubular flowers pollinated by humming birds and are produced […]


Cattleya cinnabarina – 365 days of orchids – day 761

The last week in January is officially ‘orange week’ as we feature and impressive group of orange flowered species the first of which is this firework of an orchid from Brazil. Cattleya cinnabarina, which until recently was listed as Laelia cinnabarina, is a lithophyte from Brazil and one we have seen growing on steep granite […]