Prosthechea baccalus – 365 days of orchids – day 860

At last weekends Devon show it was great to have so many fragrant orchids on our display (including the sweet and lovely Bifrenaria harrisoniae and the stinky Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis). One of the other fragrant plants was this lovely species which fills the whole of Warm Americas with its delicious play-doh scent. Prosthechea baccalus is found over […]


Ionopsis utricularoides – 365 days of orchids – day 859

This delightful miniature has a wide distribution through Central and South America as well as the Caribbean Islands. Is found from sea level up to about 1000m and we have seen it on school expeditions to Costa Rica. The species flowers very quickly from seed and is a coloniser of fruit trees and coffee bushes and […]