WSBEorchids

Cattleya harpophylla – 365 days of orchids – day 793

We have a number of dramatic Brazilian orchid species with bright red and orange flowers. Cattleya harpophylla is a small to medium sized plant with narrow bulbs and leaves that turn red in bright light. This brightly coloured Brazilian species is found as an epiphyte from 500 to 900m. Exploring similar forests we have found […]

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Funding approved for our Rwandan partners conservation work

We are delighted to have been successful in gaining funding from the World Orchid Congress Committee under Project Seeding in our Joint bid with partners at FAWE School Kigali for FAWE students to work on the conservation of Aerangis verdickii in Rwanda.   This stunning orchid is found as an epiphyte in woodland but the […]

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Mediocalcar decoratum – 365 days of orchids – day 792

The delicate little flowers of Mediocalcar decoratum are very unlike any other species we grow and it is always lovely when the little orange buds burst each spring. The species comes from Papua New Guinea where it grows in shady forest up to 2500m. Mediocalcar decoratum’s small bell shaped flowers in orange and yellow suggest […]

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Restrepia muscifera – 365 days of orchids – day 791

One very reliable treat in the our Cool Americas section is restrepia flowers as we always have at least one species in flower. Restrepia muscifera is a variable species found from Central America through to Ecuador and this red spotted clone in particular is a strong growing and free flowering plant that regularly sends out […]

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Dendrobium amethystaglossa – 365 days of orchids – day 790

  Today we have a windowsill orchid. This plant of Dendrobium amethystaglossa has been growing on my East facing kitchen window for several years and this year has nine flower sprays each with between ten and twenty beautiful purple and white flowers. This lovely orchid is native to the Philippines where it is reported as […]

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