Jacob Coles

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365 days of orchids – Day 58 – Phalaenopsis philippinensis

Jacob here. Phalaenopsis philippinensis is a species endemic to the island of Luzon in the Philippines where it is found as a small epiphyte at around 1200 metres altitude. The species exhibits dark mottled leaves which are likely to act to block out sunlight which enables the species to colonise more areas of its native forests. […]


How a parent plant’s DNA affects the hybrid

This month we have a perfect demonstration of how the DNA of parent species influence the character of  their hybrid. We have  the two species Angraecum sesquipedale and Angraecum eburneum, and their hybrid Angraecum Veitchii all in flower at once. Angraecum sesquipedale is a large growing species that produces a few large flowers each with a twelve […]


Kew Gardens

This friday we have the people from Kew Gardens coming back. This time they are showing us something because last time we showed them our greenhouses and our microprop techniques. keep watching because we will post up what happens