WSBEorchids

Masdevallia infracta- 365 days of orchids – day 1257

This is the third masdevallia species in three days reflecting the diversity of the genus in our collection and our own interest in the plants. masdevallia infracta is an interesting  masdevallia species and one that holds a special place in our hearts from the time of our first overseas expedition in 2000 to Brazil. Masdevallia […]

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Pleurothallis ruscifolia – 365 days of orchids – day 1256

Today we are transported to the forested slopes of the Poaz volcano in Costa Rica by this lovely Pleurothallis species. Pleurothallis ruscifolia is a medium sized plant that produces clusters of small creamy yellow flowers several times during the year.We found the species growing abundantly in cool wet forest in Costa Rica on the Poas […]

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Masdevallia coriacea – 365 days of orchids – day 1255

This luscious flower belongs to Masdevallia coriacea. The species is a small species but a robust grower that produces long lasting flowers over a long period. The species is found in cool forests from 2200 to 3700m altitude in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. There is considerable variation in flower markings with flowers from white to […]

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Coelogyne asperata – 365 days of orchids – day 1254

Today we have another of the species we have been fortunate to see in the forests of Sarawak. Coelogyne asperata is a wonderful large growing Coelogyne species found from Malaysia to New Guinea and the Philippines. The stiff ridged leaves are 90cm long on top of stout pseudobulbs and the dramatic 8cm flowers are produced […]

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