WSBEorchids

Cymbidium dayanum – 365 days of orchids – day 1685

This lovely cymbidium species is a star of the early Autumn with multiple pendulous spikes of large dramatically striped, long lasting and fragrant flowers. Plants are compact for a cymbidium – this plant is in a 15cm basket. It looks wonderful in this this weekend’s September sunshine. Cymbidium dayanum is the one found in the […]

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Trichoglottis pusilla – 365 days of orchids – day 1684

Trichoglottis pusilla is usually a winter flowering orchid but has decided to give us a bonus flowering this week. Trichoglottis pusilla is a tiny species with a 5cm fan of dark green leaves and small sprays of relatively large flowers with delightful dark red stripes. Trichoglottis pusilla is native to Java where it grows in […]

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Pleurothallis sub-picta – 365 days of orchids – day 1683

Another miniature species today. Pleurothallis sub-picta is one of our true miniature pleurothallis species with leaves just 4cm long, and it produces intriguing relatively large flowers on relaxed spikes. The species is native to Brazillian cloud forest around 1000m, a habitat we have explored in our two expeditions to the coastal rainforest of Rio State. […]

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Barbosella australis – 365 days of orchids – day 1682

A great way to start the new school year is with this wonderful miniature orchid species – though this plant has been on its cork mount for about ten years has turned into a ‘giant’ miniature orchid!!!   Though these other plants in flower show that it also flowers as a tiny plant. Barbosella australis […]

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Phalaenopsis violacea ‘alba’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1681

This lovely creamy white phalaenopsis is very recognisable as Phalaenopsis violacea but without the usual pink colouring (see plant next to the more normal form below) Phalaenopsis violacea is native to Malaysia, where it is native to hot lowland forest in shade. The species produces flowers successively on a spike over many years and we […]

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