Yes I know it is Saturday but it was gorgeous in the greenhouse. The sun was shining and it was warm. inside. I had gone there to water but got sidetracked by the enormous number of Restrepias that needed repotting. Then I discovered all these Dracula deltoidea I didn’t know we had. They do look similar to Masdevallias and are related to them.
While sorting out a mass of Masdevallia paiveana that had grow rampantly into other pots I came across this little Masdevallia pyxis.
Time flies when in the greenhouse but I just had enough time to photograph Coelogyne pulverula, native to Borneo and
Coelogyne asperata, shown below, pollinated by a large flower beetle which the orchid attracts with spicy fragrance. What a shame it was not flowering last week for the Bee and Pollination festival.
Both Coelogynes live in our cosy Warn Asia section of the greenhouse.