WSBEorchids

Gongora maculata- 365 days of orchids – day 1860

   Yesterday’s Dendrobium teretifolium was a pendulous plant where as today’s Gongora maculata just has pendulous flower spikes. This habit can make accommodating plants in cultivation a little tricky but of course if you live on a tree makes lots of sense. Gongora maculata is one of the larger growing species and produces large flowers […]

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Dendrobium teretifolium ‘aureum’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1859

This unusual Australian dendronium has remarkable terete leaves and a penduopus habit that make it almost invisible until its large cream and red flowers open with a sweet scent and a curled white lip. Terete leaved means that the leaves are thin and cylindrical. This is usually an adaptation to cope with dry conditions. Dendrobium […]

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Coelogyne stricta – 365 days of orchids – day 1858

The first of our Coelogyne stricta plants is in flower today. Spring wouldn’t be spring without this lovely giant coelogyne species from the Himalayas. The species is native to the Himalayas and we have seen some wonderful specimen plants flowering in the forests of Sikkim at around 2000m altitude in cool moist monsoon forest. One […]

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Coelogyne pulverula- 365 days of orchids – day 1856

One corner of our greenhouse ‘classroom’ is temporary home to this wonderful Coelogyne pulverula with three spikes – the first to flower this spring. The species is native to Malaysia, Thailand and Borneo where it grows on the trunks and lower branches of large trees in evergreen forest from 300 to 1800m. We find that […]

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