Masdevallia barlaeana – 365 days of orchids – day 1699

This species is one of our brightly coloured masdevallias – irresistable to its hummingbird pollinators and humans alike. Masdevallia barlaeana is found from Colombia to Peru at high altitude (2200-3100m) as a lithophyte on rocky slopes – a similar habitat as that of Masdevallia veitchiana. The species is smaller growing and smaller flowered than its close […]


Rossioglossum grande – 365 days of orchids – day 1698

This wonderful small growing orchid with gigantic 15cm flowers is the clown orchid. We can’t wait to share it with those of you coming to our open evening on Monday (4-7pm). Rossioglossum grande is a cool growing species from Mexico, Guatemala and Belize where it is found in deciduous forest from 1400 to 2700m where […]


Pleurothallis stenosepala – 365 days of orchids – day 1697

Orchids don’t need to have large flamboyant flowers to be a valued part of a collection and Pleurothallis stenosepala is a modest little orchid with the delightful attributes of being easy to grow, quick to propagate and blooming throughout the year. Pleurothallis stenosepala is native to wet forests all down the Andes from Venezuela to […]