WSBEorchids

Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Masdevallia wagneriana – 365 days of orchids – day 1952

Our second Masdevallia of the week is this little gem. Masdevallis wagneriana  is a small growing masdevallia species with 5cm leaves that produces lots of relatively large flowers which contrast beautifully with the glossy dark green leaves. The species is endemic to Venezuela where it grows in deep shade in forests from 1100-1800m altitude. We […]

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Vanda tricolor var suarvis ‘alba’- 365 days of orchids – day 1949

This large growing wonderful orchid is wonderfully perfumaed as well as dramatic with its white flowers and yellow spots.. Comparing this plant with the normal coloured form (below) that flowered with us in April you can see that all the pink pigment is missing although the pattern of spotting is very similar. This grand orchid is […]

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