Adenoncos parviflora – 365 days of orchids – day 1805
We have featured a lot of miniatures in recent days and for the next two days we will feature some of our Adenoncos species, orchids amongst our smallest minis.
Adenoncos parviflora is a tiny vandaceous species from South East Asia and Malaysia (so is another of our Sarawak Orchid Species) and a species we find a reliable little plant to grow and to flower. The tiny flowers are just about 4mm across and the growths have a span of 3cm.
The species is native to low montane and hill forest from 300-1300m and so it is very at home in our Warm Asia section. We grow this species on a small piece of cork bark as you can see in the photo. This shows the plant off in a natural way and stops it getting smothered by moss. We spray it with water once a day.
The flower is tiny but very attractive as long as you have good eye sight or a macro lens. We guess it must be pollinated by a gnat or a tiny ant as it is close to the stem. Flowers are produced throughout the year and are always a point of interest. As the side shoots develop plants slowly head towards becoming a specimen.