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Oberonia miniata – 365 days of orchids – day 1436

In contrast to yesterday’s monster Brassia we have one of our smallest flowered orchids for you today. 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 […]

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Brassia verrucosa – 365 days of orchids – day 1435

Our monster plant of Brassia verrucosa is in full of flower and causing quite a stir. The plant has 12 spikes of very large spidery flower (hence the common name of spider orchid)  Remarkably, research suggests that the flowers are spider mimics and are pollinated by a spider hunting wasp that attacks the flowers. Isn’t […]

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