WSBEorchids

Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 214 – Odontoglossum rhynchanthum

This beautiful species is endemic to Colombia where it grows in cloud forest above 2000m. Authorities describe the species as producing 30cm spikes with up to seven flowers but our clone produces spikes to 70cm with up to twelve flowers. This year our specimen plant has thirteen spikes and looks amazing. We grow our plants […]

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365 days of orchids – day 213 – Bulbophyllum dolichoglottis

This miniature Bulbophyllum has unusual flowers with a remarkably long banana shaped creamy white lip. It is native to New Guinea where it is reported at 700m altitude. We have seen similar miniature bulbophyllums in Laos and their habit is to spread so that they cover the trunk and lower branches of their host trees. […]

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