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Lycaste aromatica – 365 days of orchids – day 852

Our greenhouse is once again full of the pungent spicy aroma of this wonderful orchid that flowers in profusion from leafless bulbs every spring. Lycaste aromatica is native to Mexico and Central America where it grows as an epiphyte of lithophyte in semi-deciduous forest. It uses its powerful scent to attract euglossine bees (perfume gathering […]

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Abdominea minimiflora – 365 days of orchids – day 851

One of the smallest orchids flowering this week is this Asian miniature. Minimiflora means ‘tiny flowered’ and this species lives up to its name. The species is found in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines and grows as an epiphyte (on trees) or a lithophyte (on rocks) in hot lowland rainforest. The long lasting tiny flowers are […]

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