Psygmorchis pusilla – 365 days of orchids – day 1120

Our lovely Psygmorchis pusilla is flowering again. This species is a large flowered miniature twig epiphyte from Central America. The plant here is 3cm high with a 2cm bright yellow flower. This is a species we have seen growing in Guatemala and Belize in hot dryish lowland forest on thin branches and twigs. The photo […]


Oberonia miniata – 365 days of orchids – day 1119

One of our most exciting orchids is this tiny species. Oberonia miniata is a miniature flowered species native to Thailand and Malaysia where it grows in lowland forest. This oberonia species grows pendulous growths each year with short overlapping leaves and long terminal flower spikes of tiny yellow flowers in whorls. Oberonia species are fascinating […]


Ludisia discolor – 365 days of orchids – day 1117

Most of the orchids we grow at school are epiphytes (grow on trees) but this Jewel orchid is a terrestrial (grows in the ground) and is quite commonly available. Jewel orchids include a large number of terrestrial orchids prized for their patterned leaves although several, like this species, have attractive flower too.   Ludisia discolor […]