Masdevallia lucernula – 365 days of orchids – day 1161

   For a second day running we have a small growing Masdevallia and this one is astonishing. Several Masdevallia species have very bright flowers but M. lucernula must be our brightest species and with its scarlet tubular flowers positively glowing against its dark green leaves. The name means little lantern which a great name to […]


Masdevallia dynastes – 365 days of orchids – day 1160

Today we have another small growing orchid species.    Masdevallia dynastes is a very floriferous species endemic to cloud forests in Ecuador from 1400-2800m altitude. The first of our plants are flowering this week which is a month earlier than usual but we will hopefully still have plants in flower for the London Show  in […]


Bulbophyllum lemniscatoides – 365 days of orchids – day 1159

A real February highlight is this wonderful and truly weird bulbophyllum.   Bulbophyllum lemniscatoides is a small growing Bulbophyllum with a remarkable flower spike consisting of many small black flowers which each produce three thin dangly tassels which are attached to the end of each sepal and sway too and fro in the slightest breeze. […]