WSBEorchids

Phalaenopsis speciosa ‘green’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1940

We are delighted to be enjoying several seedling Phalaenopsis flowering this week (all new to 365 days of orchids). The first is Phalaenopsis speciosa ‘green’ . It is a small growing species will large waxy flowers that are also very fragrant. The scent reminds me of a sweet spicy soap – lovely. Phalaenopsis speciosa is […]

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Prosthechea baccalus – 365 days of orchids – day 1939

This week the greenhouse has become a very fragrant place thanks to this wonderfully fragrant orchid, with its delicious play-doh scent. We have several plants, spread around both our Warm Americas and Cool Americas sections, and although the flowers are not the largest or brightest, your nose tells you when you are close to a […]

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Bulbophyllum collettii – 365 days of orchids – day 1938

We have another Bulbophyllum species today (lucky us) – Although closely related to yesterday’s Bulbophyllum guttulatum the flower of Bulbophyllum collettii is very different with the lateral sepals elongated into a long tube like structure at the bottom of each flower. Bulbophyllum collettii is native to forests from India to Northern Thailand. Its intricate flowers […]

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Bulbophyllum guttulatum – 365 days of orchids – day 1937

One of our most floriferous orchids is this delightful, compact, Bulbophyllum species. Bulbophyllum guttulatum flowers over a long period from early summer through to the autumn. Bulbophyllum guttulatum is found from the Himalayas across to Vietnam in evergreen monsoon forest from 800 to 2000m. Its 2cm flowers have wonderful spotting (well worth zooming in on […]

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Masdevallia lappifera – 365 days of orchids – day 1936

It is a treat to see this dramatic masdevallias flowering again. Masdevallia lappifera of one of our most robust and reliable Masdevallias. The large flowers are produced on short stems and are remarkable for the purple ‘hairs’ on the lip which give the species its name meaning the burred Masdevallia. The flowers are very long […]

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