WSBEorchids

Meiracyllium trinasutum – 365 days of orchids – day 863

Another miniature today to follow yeasterday’s bulbophyllum but this one comes from Central America. Meiracillium trinasutum is a small growing member of the Cattleya family and the name means three nosed Meiracyllium which we rather like. The species is native to Mexico and Central America where it grows on trees and rock at around 1000m. […]

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Working with Devon Wildlife Trust to save the Lesser Butterfly continued

We are delighted to be working with Steve Threlkeld who manages the Dunsdon Nature reserve in West Devon to help reverse the decline in one of Britain’s iconic orchid species. project forms part of the Back from the Brink project to save Britain’s most threatened species from extinction and students will be raising plants from seed in […]

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Bulbophyllum thaiorum – 365 days of orchids – day 862

Bulbophyllum is a fantastically diverse genus from giant stinky things like last week’s Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis to this little miniature (that doesn’t stink). The species is native to South East Asia with masses of deep red flowers on a miniature plant. The flowers last about two weeks. The species is reported from 600-2000m but with us […]

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