Masdevallia decumana – 365 days of orchids – day 1080

A beautiful frosty morning at school today with mottled pink in the sky to the west, and inside one of our favourite mottled pink orchids. Some orchid species have more appropriate names than others and this one is spot on as ‘decumana’ means large flowered. The 7cm flowers on this species rather dwarf the 5cm […]


Polystachya galeata – 365 days of orchids – day 1079

Our plants of Polystachya galeata are really flourishing at the moment and we have several plants with with the subtle but attractive pink, green and cream flowers. Like most polystachyas this species is African and is found in Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaire and Angola. The broad distribution results […]