WSBEorchids

Pleurothallis hemirhoda – 365 days of orchids – day 1078

  Today’s orchid is a really striking one and the largest flowered pleurothallis we grow. It is a small growing plant (the leaves and stems are currently 10cm long in total) that produces infrequent large solitary 5cm flowers. The name means half-red pleurothallis but our plant has hardly any red and its colouring is rather […]

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Odontoglossum manuelaraisii – 365 days of orchids – day 1077

   As I said earlier in the week we have lots of Odontoglossums coming into flower and this is possibly my favourite of the crop. This is a reliable late autumn flowering species, and as we pointed out last year, the branched starry flower spike would actually make a great Christmas tree! Odontoglossum manuelaraisii is […]

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Pleurothallis palliolata – 365 days of orchids – day 1076

A dramatic display for anyone visiting our Cool Americas section this week is the ‘gaping mouths’ of hundreds of Pleurothallis palliolata flowers looking at you from the benches. This is one of our favourite species and another that arrived with us as an unexpected ‘weed’ on a different plant. We were given our first plant […]

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Odontoglossum hallii-elegans – 365 days of orchids – day 1075

We have been anticipating several Odontoglossum species in bud and the first to open is this gorgeous flower belonging to a plant we know as Odontoglossum hallii-elegans. This species is native to Ecuador and forms a large growing plant with long spikes of 8cm wide flowers. Odontoglossums have now been included in Oncidium but as […]

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Pholidota leveilleana – 365 days of orchids – day 1074

  We have lots of orchid species with small flowers that nevertheless give a great display. Pholidota is a genus related to coelogyne and we have come across several Pholidota species  in Loas, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Some species are small and attractive, others are large and straggly , some a re warm growing and […]

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