Bulbophyllum guttulatum – 365 days of orchids – day 912

Do zoom in on the wonderful spots on this lovely little species. This is a very free flowering and rewarding Bulbophyllum found from the Himalayas across to Vietnam in evergreen monsoon forest from 800 to 2000m. We know this habitat well from our travels in Sikkim with its warm wet summers. The winters are dryer […]


Bulbophyllum physomentrum- 365 days of orchids – day 911

The orchid family is full of unusual adaptations but this little bulbophyllum is really unique with a strange balloon like appendage dangling between the tiny flowers. Looking closely at the three sided ‘balloon’ it appeas to be a modified flower with the inflated part being an infertile seed pod and the remnants of a flower […]


Odontoglossum multistelare- 365 days of orchids – day 909

Today’s orchid of the day has been selected from our Malvern display by Janet – thanks Janet. Odontoglossum multistelare is a cool growing species found in cloud forests at around 2000m altitude from Ecuador to Peru. The plant produces branched spikes of attractive flowers each summer and a small plant produces a lot of flower for […]