Cattleya percivaliana – 365 days of orchids – day 743

We have a Cattleya species in flower every month of the year and this is always a January species. Many of the uni-foliate (one leaved) Cattleya species look superficially similar but we find that one of the clearest distinctions is flowering time. C. percivaliana is also identifiable by the single sheath, the short (15cm) flattened […]


Bulbophyllum dolichoglottis – 365 days of orchids – day 742

As promised today’s orchid is Bulbophyllum dolichoglottis and the plant that has become fixed to yesterday’s Bulbophyllum lilacium. Unlike Bulbophyllum lilacium, that rapidly wraps itself around tree trunks, this is a miniature species with extraordinary flowers that over time forms a mat of tightly packed bulbs with soft grey/green leaves. It is native to New […]