WSBEorchids

Masdevallia triangularis- 365 days of orchids – day 1735

Autumn and winter is a great time for masdevallias with plants enjoying the cool temperatures and flowers lasting longer than they do in summer. Masdevallia triangularis is a striking small plant with relatively large flowers that are kind of triangular (of course most masdevallias have flowers that are kind of triangular). The flowers have lovely […]

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Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodosticta- 365 days of orchids – day 1734

Some orchids are too perfect for words – but I will try. Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodosticta is small growing (the plant is 10cm across) but has large dramatic flowers that a gorgeously presented on arching sprays. This small growing species is native to tropical Africa from Cameroon across to Kenya and Tanzania. It is pollinated […]

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Guarianthe bowringiana- 365 days of orchids – day 1733

The first of our Guarianthe bowringiana clones is in flower. This exuberant orchid reminds me of our wonderful school expedition to Guatemala back in 2005 when this was one of the many species we found in the lowland forests around Yaxha. Guarianthe bowringiana is native to Guatemala and Belize in Central America. and the plants […]

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Trisetella heoijeri – 365 days of orchids – day 1732

It was pitch dark this morning when I went into the greenhouse to photograph today’s orchid – the second Trisetella species in a row. Regulars will know that at the Orchid Project we are passionate about miniature orchids, and this is one of our classic cloud forest species, the tiny miniature Trisetella hoeijeri. The leaves […]

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Trisetella cordeliae – 365 days of orchids – day 1731

It is mini-miniature time in the greenhouse and the star of the greenhouse this morning are a group of Trisetella cordeliaes. Trisetella cordeliae which is really small both in terms of its leaves – just 10mm long and short spikes with small (but relatively large) attractive hairy pink flowers. The flower spikes produce a succession […]

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