WSBEorchids

Bulbophyllum stenobulbon – 365 days of orchids – day 1467

Our specimen plant of Bulbophyllum stenobulbon is celebrating New Year’s Eve by bursting into flower with its tight groups of spiky yellow flowers.   Bulbophyllum stenobulbon is found through South East Asia and as far west as Assam. It produces masses of quite small flowers from the base of new and old pseudobulbs and so […]

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Gastrochilus sororius – 365 days of orchids – day 1466

We have another new species flowering in the greenhouse today. Gastorchilus sororius is similar to Gastrochilus calceolus (below) but has thicker leaves and shorter more compact flower spikes with slightly different lips. Gastrochilus is a lovely genus related to Vanda and all species have interesting small flowers produced is profusion. We have seen Gastrochilus species […]

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Cattleya dormaniana- 365 days of orchids – day 1465

Today we have one of our favourite cattleyas. This small growing Brazilian species is native to a very restricted range in the Organ Mountains in Rio de Janiero state. The species has an interesting history as it didn’t fit with the original characteristics for cattleya  with 4 pollinia, as it has six or eight, despite […]

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Masdevallia triangularis – 365 days of orchids – day 1464

It is Masdevallia Monday this Bank Holiday in the greenhouse. Masdevallia triangularis has just opened to greet other species including M. veitchiana, M. mystica, M. guyanensis, M.garciae, M. decumana and others (photos below) It is pretty obvious that most masdevallia are decidedly triangular in nature and it is unclear why todays species has been singled […]

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