Another fantastic miniature today – and one with a rather deceptive name.
Adenoncos major is a species found in Sarawak in the warm lowland forests up to 600m that we have experiences on our expeditions. It is an orchid with a wonderfully ridiculous name meaning the large adenoncos when the plant is a tiny minature. The whole plant is about 4cm tall and the flower is about 5mm across – which actually is large for an adenoncos species. (see Adenoncos paviflora below with flowers less than a third of the size)
The species is found in warm forests from 300-600m altitude in Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo and in our experience enjoys a shaded habitat. We grow plants mounted where the tiny plants make extensive root systems.
The species flowers irregularly throughout the year and is a real point of interest when in flower.