Bulbophyllum stormii – 365 days of orchids – day 1720

Bulbophyllum is a very diverse genus and several Asian species like this are very remnicent of orchids from the americas. The three large sepals on Bulbophyllum stormii give the flower a look very similar to smaller Masdevallia species we grow such as Masdevallia herradurae (below) indicating some interesting parallel evolution. Bulbophyllum stormii is native to […]


Cymbidium augustifolium (Cymbidium dayanum)- 365 days of orchids – day 1718

This wonderful deep red Cymbidium species is flowering again and we can celebrate both this year’s flowers and the seed pods from last year’s flowers together. We are expecting the seed pods to burst soon (a little over 12 months is usual for Cymbidium pods to mature) and we can’t wait to have large numbers […]


Dendrochilum cobbianum – 365 days of orchids – day 1716

Our school greenhouse is Dendrochilum heaven this week with our monster plant of Dendrochilum cobbianum now in full flower. To give some scale, here is the plant with two of our amazing after school team This stunning orchid species is native to the Philippines where it grows in damp evergreen forest  above 1200m altitude. We […]