Trichotosia ferox – 365 days of orchids – day 967

Our thoughts are very much still with our friends in Sarawak and we are busy planning our October trip. We are also pleased to see Malysian orchids filling our greenhouse with flower including the monster plant Trichotosia ferox.Trichotosia ferox is a very large growing species (Previously called Eria ferox) from lowland forest that grows long […]


Coelogyne schultesii – 365 days of orchids – day 965

There are always Coelogynes flowering in the school greenhouse and this species always flowers during the summer holiday. This unusual Coelogyne species has a wonderful habit of flowering for several years from each flower spike, a habit it shares with a small number of other species from section prolifera. After flowering the flower spikes take […]


Stelis polyantha – 365 days of orchids – day 964

Yesterday’s Pleurothallis gracillima has lots of small flowers but is out flowered by this species from Ecuador which has masses of really tiny flowers that give a great display. The exquisite spikes of tiny pinky brown flowers really need a magnifying glass to be appreciated and really demonstrate the beauty of small flowered orchids. Stelis […]