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Cattleya pumila – 365 days of orchids – day 1060

  Another frosty night here in Somerset but perfect tropical conditions in the school greenhouse, where Cattleya pumila has made its seasonal appearance. This is a small growing but large flowered species from Brazil and it always causes some excitement when it comes into flower each autumn. We have several clones and all have been […]

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Pleurothallis linearifolia – 365 days of orchids – day 1059

Another tiny orchid to follow yesterday’s Trisetella cordeliae is this delicate species that grows close to the Trisetellas in our Cool Americas Section. Some of our orchids are not much bigger than the moss that grows around them and Pleurothallis linearifolia is a true miniature species native to Brazil and Northern Argentina where it grows in […]

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Trisetella cordeliae- 365 days of orchids – day 1058

The star of the greenhouse this morning is a group of our mini-miniature trisetellas. Trisetella cordeliae which is really small both in terms of its leaves – just 10mm long and short spikes with small (but relatively large) attractive hairy pink flowers. The flower spikes produce a succession of flowers over a long period. The […]

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Octomeria densiflora – 365 days of orchids – day 1056

     We have returned from Borneo to the UK in Autumn – cold mornings and the last few golden leaves on the trees. In the greenhouse, however, the tropical weather continues and we have our autumn flowering species reaching their peak. Octomeria grandiflora is a reliable early November flowerer and all our plants are […]

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