Stelis reginae – 365 days of orchids – day 1689

Yesterday evening I realised that I hadn’t photographed an orchid for today and so took this flash photo (which doesn’t do the species justice) of the beautiful Stelis reginae. Stelis reginae is one of our larger growing Stelis species with leaves 15cm long and 25cm flower spikes of large (for a stelis) flowers.   Stelis […]


Bulbophyllum guttulatum – 365 days of orchids – day 1688

It is Bulbophyllum guttulatum time in the greenhouse, a wonderful easy to grow and attractive species. Bulbophyllum guttulatum is found from the Himalayas across to Vietnam in evergreen monsoon forest from 800 to 2000m. Its 2cm flowers have wonderful spotting (well worth zooming in on the photos) We know this habitat well from our travels […]


Cymbidium aliofolium – 365 days of orchids – day 1686

We have seen Cymbidium aliofolium growing abundantly in seasonally dry hot forest in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Laos where it is the most common epiphyte in lowland forests. The photo below shows Zoe and Zoe on our 2013 expedition to Sikkim by a a good sized Cymbidium aliofolium close to the Gangtok Road. The natural […]