WSBEorchids

Xylobium subintegrum – 365 days of orchids – day 1710

Last Sunday we featured Xylobium variegatum and today we have one of its more flamboyant cousins Xylobium subintegrum. Xylobium subintegrum is a large growing plant (the plant here is in a 1 litre pot) and it produces masses of flowers as the recently matured bulbs produce up the three flower spikes (up to 1m long) […]

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Macroclinium lineare – 365 days of orchids – day 1709

Orchids are splendidly diverse and within the range of plant and flower forms there are some remarkable species such as this astonishingly beautiful orchid donated to the Orchid Project by a Coata Rican orchid grower in the late 1990s. Macroclinium lineare is a true mini-miniature with a fan shaped plant 3cm high and masses of […]

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Pleurothallis gratiosa – 365 days of orchids – day 1708

Pleurothallis is a wonderfully diverse genus of orchids from South and Central America and Pleurothallis gratiosa is unlike any others we grow with flowers that look to me like little sea creatures like little octopuses? The species is small growing with leaves up to 12 cm and the flowers held above the leaves on impossible […]

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Masdevallia guayanensis – 365 days of orchids – day 1707

We love orchids that are named for their native region such as this beautiful small growing masdevallia species native to Guayana (though it is actually found in Venezuela, Guayana, Fr Guinea, Surinam and northern Brazil). I usually attach a little map with this species for those who are a little vague on the countries of […]

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Xylobium variegatum – 365 days of orchids – day 1706

Xylobium variegatum is new to 365 days of orchids but a species we have had at school for more than twenty years. Plants produce fragrant flowers on short crowded spikes with appealing creamy spotted flowers with a deep red lip. Xylobium variegatum  is reported as a variable species found from Costa Rica right through South […]

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