Bulbophyllum lemniscatoides – 365 days of orchids – day 778

   This must be one of our weirdest orchid species. Bulbophyllum is a small growing Bulbophyllum with a remarkable flower spike consisting of many small black flowers which each produce three thin dangly tassels which are attached to the end of each sepal and sway too and fro in the slightest breeze. This species is […]


Bulbophyllum auricomum – 365 days of orchids – day 777

This delicate and graceful species is a national flower of Myanmar and has features in traditional songs and literature as well as in buddhist traditions. We first came across the species when asked to grow it from seed by a local Buddhist centre where they grew the species in the traditional way on coir matting. […]


Cattleya loddigesii ‘alba’- 365 days of orchids – day 775

At the beginning of the month the world around the greenhouse was surrounded by deep snow but today the only snow white on show is this lovely Cattleya species in our Warm Americas section. Cattleya loddigesii is a bifoliate (two leaved) cattleya species from Brazil. The species grows near the Atlantic coast of Brail from […]