Restrepia radulifera- 365 days of orchids – day 1135

  Restrepia radulifera is flowering again. This is one of our largest flowered Restrepia species with 5cm flowers and the most startling deep red/pink synsepal (the fused lateral sepals that form the main part of restrepia flowers). Like most of our restrepias this species flowers on and off throughout the year. The individual flowers last […]


Oncidium unguiculatum- 365 days of orchids – day 1134

This is a dramatic cool growing Mexican species. Previously identified  as Oncidium tigrinum. As you can see from the photo above the species produces very long branched spikes(this one is 2.5m long)with large flowers spread quite sparsely. The delicious sulfur yellow lip is really striking even when it is high above you in the roof […]


Gastrochilus calceolaris – 365 days of orchids – day 1133

This small growing species is new to 365 days of Orchids. The charming little flowers are produced in groups from short spikes on the plants which grows like a very small Vanda. We have seen Gastrochilus calceolaris flowering in Sikkim at Tinkitam where is grows amongst Cymbidium devonianum and Coelogyne cristata as an epiphyte in […]