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 […]


Prosthechea aemula – 365 days of orchids – day 1130

Warm Americas is a very fragrant place this morning thanks to Prosthechea aemula. Prosthechea aemula is a vigorous grower with 15cm pseudobulbs and 25cm long dark green leaves produced each summer and long lasting sprays of up to nine flowers from each pseudobulb in early spring. Plants soon form specimens with our largest plant (shown […]