Sophronitella violacea – 365 days of orchids – day 768

Now we are in February this gorgeous little miniature from Brazil is in flower again. Sophronitella violacea is native to Organ Mountains in Brazil where it grows in forests around 1000m and its flowers are 2.5cm across which is really rather large for this tiny species with 2cm pseudobulbs each topped by a single leaf. […]


Restrepia guttulata – 365 days of orchids – day 767

It is a surprise that we have not featured Restrepia guttulata on 365 days before – this is a wonderfully spotted species – and one we should have included in ‘orange week’ Restrepia guttulata like most restrepias is a cloud forests species enjoying cool, wet conditions. The species is found through the length of the […]