Polystachya vulcanica – 365 days of orchids – day 923

This pretty African species is looking a picture this morning. Polystachya is a common genus amongst African orchids and Polystachya vulcanica comes from the volcanic mountains of Rwanda, Uganda and Zaire (hence its lovely name – it doesn’t come from Vulcan!) It lives in high altitude mossy forest similar to that we found on the […]


Phalaenopsis deliciosa – 365 days of orchids – day 921

Sarawak is home to many orchid species we know including several Phalaenopsis species including the tiny flowered Phalaenopsis deliciosa that is flowering in our greenhouse this week. This is a species that we have seen growing in Sikkim, where we found it growing in hot valleys in seasonally dry forests where it lives in shade […]