WSBEorchids

Dendrobium farmeri – 365 days of orchids – day 850

We have another of the dramatic dendrobiums in flower this week with Dendrobium farmeri. This species is similar to Dendrobium thyrsiflorum but with pinky petals and a yellow lip rather than white petals and a yellow lip. The flowers are often a little more closed than Dendrobium thyrsiflorum (see below for comparison) Dendrobium farmeri is found […]

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Bulbophyllum collettii – 365 days of orchids – day 849

We have some amazing bulbophyllums flowering this week and the first we will feature is this deep red flowered species that was a hit at the London Show over Easter. Bulbophyllum collettii is native to forests from India to Northern Thailand. Its intricate flowers attract fly pollinators and a really worth a close look. Bulbophyllum […]

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Dendrobium pugioniforme – 365 days of orchids – day 848

  Another of our star plants from the London Show was this unusual species from Australia. Dendrobium pugioniforme is a remarkable orchid  with thick pointed leaves produced along long pendulous stems. The flowers begin to appear on our plant in early March and the last ones go over at the end of April. As can […]

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What a plant!

Our large plant of Dendrobium thyrsiflorum was just at the start of its flowering at the London Show. Now back in the greenhouse it is at its peak and demanded to be photographed again. It has 56 flower spikes, and is 1.8m across, which is the best it has ever been for us.

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