Yesterday we had Stanhopea tigrina and today is another orchid pollinated by euglossine bees – Gongora macuklata. The summer is a great time for Gongoras and we have several in flower including this species and the closely related Gongora unicolor (more on that tomorrow) Gongora maculata is one of the larger growing species and […]
Our first flight was nearly 13 hours from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur, the food was enjoyed by all, films by most, Jess and Tallis found an interesting documentary on phyto-plankton, and Simon and Annie were gripped by the Cricket World Cup – congratulations to England. In Kuala Lumpur we have passed through immigration and are […]
Breakfast in Terminal 4 – we fly at 11am. A chance to think of those we have all left at home – pets, family and plants – please remember to water the plants.
The greenhouse we left this morning is filled with the scent of Stanhopeas. These wonderful orchids attract male euglossine bees to gather perfume to attract females. Stanhopea tigrina is a warm growing epiphytic species found in Mexico. It is a medium sized plant which produces a single leaf from each pseudobulb and produces a large […]
The first stage of our journey is the National Express coach to Heathrow. It is still dark but everyone seems awake and ready for the adventure ahead.