Barbosella dusenii – 365 days of orchids – day 1371

Yesterday’s Barbosella australis was a miniature but this species takes tiny to a new level. Barbosella dusenii is our orchid with the smallest leaves. The leaves are a few mm long and produced on a creeping rhizome with relatively gigantic flowers produced a couple of times every year. We grow the species mounted which it […]


Barbosella australis – 365 days of orchids – day 1370

  This week looks like being Barbosella week. First we have our most vigorous species, Barbosella australis. This species is a real miniature with 5mm leaves along a creeping rhizome and relatively large flowers single produced in profusion. Barbosella australis is native to Southern Brazil (australis means ‘southern’ and doesn’t refer to Australia – the […]


Trichopilea turialbae – 365 days of orchids – day 1369

This beautiful species usually flowers in the autumn and is a liuttle early  this year This is a warm growing species from Central America found from Nicaragua to Panama and the nearby regions of Colombia. The short lived but very attractive and fragrant flowers are produced from the base of newly matured bulbs and in common […]