Trisitella cordeliae – 365 days of orchids – day 1403

Yesterday’s orchid was small, but todays is a tiny mini-miniature that wows with stunning flowers every autumn. Trisetella cordeliae has tiny leaves – just 10mm long – and short spikes with small (but relatively large) attractive hairy pink flowers. The flower spikes produce a succession of flowers over a long period. The species is endemic […]


Stelis stevensonii – 365 days of orchids – day 1402

We are entering the main flowering season for this floriferous little species from Ecuador. Stelis stevensonii is a vigorous small growing plant that produces multiple spikes of well spaced little flowers typical of the genus. It is endemic to Ecuador and lives in wet forests at around 1600m. This is a warmer habitat than some […]