Oncidium unguiculatum – 365 days of orchids – day 1801

As you can see from the photos above Oncidium unguiculatum produces very long branched spikes(usually about 2.5m long) with large flowers spread quite sparsely. The delicious sulfur yellow lip is really striking even when it is high above you in the roof of the greenhouse.The species is endemic to Mexico and is found from 1600 […]


Odontoglossum crocidipterum – 365 days of orchids – day 1800

For our 1800th orchid of the day we have Odontoglossum crocidipterum. Like the two Stelis species of the last two days Odontoglossum crocidipterum is a cool growing orchid, and it is native to wet montane forests above 2200m from Venezuela to Peru where it grows as an epiphyte in evergreen trees. The short sprays produce […]


Stelis aprica – 365 days of orchids – day 1799

We have another small flowered stelis species today. Today we have Stelis aprica – a smaller growing species than yesterday’s Stelis cucullata and with smaller flowers. Other differences include the flower spikes being shorter and more arching in Stelis aprica and the leaves are thinner rather shorter. Stelis aprica is native to the coastal cloud […]