Dendrobium melaleucaphyllum – 365 days of orchids – day 784

This delightful little species is bursting into flower again. As it flowers from old and new pseudobulbs together it gives a fantastic display of its small red, green, brown and white flowers. This small growing dendrobium comes from Australia where it grows as an epiphyte in humid ravines and gullies in Queensland and New South […]


Masdevallia discolor – 365 days of orchids – day 783

  Our Cool Americas section has lots of species in flower this week and as well as the giant Laelia superbiens featured yesterday there are some great Masdevalllia species. Masdevallia discolor has not featured on 365 days before and is a small growing species from Colombian cloud forests between 2400 and 2800m altitude. Leaves are […]


Writhlington and Mendip A level students’ germination testing experiments

It has been a busy week in the propagation lab with A level students working on their germination tests. Each student has been investigating a different orchid species and identifying optimum germination conditions in vitro. In the photo Gracie is using one of the WIFI microscope cameras to record the germination of her seedlings. All […]