WSBEorchids

Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 690 – Coelogyne speciosum var. albicans

This coelogyne produces a succession of large flowers on short pendulous flower spikes from relatively compact plants. Coelogyne speciosum is native to Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra where it is reported from 700-2000m altitude. This variety has more white on the lip than is usual and a light green flower colour where the more usual […]

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365 days of orchids – day 689 – Cleisostoma arietinum

Cleisostomas are small flowered relatives of Vanda with a range of growth habits but rather similar prettly little flowers that tend to open successively along relatively long flower spikes. This is the ‘bent’ cleisostoma referring to the curved terete leaves. It is a warm growing species from South East Asia, India and Malaysia where it […]

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Pollinating after the show

Now that our big show is over our plants can return to one of their primary tasks which is producing seed for the propagation lab. Here Ed is pollinating Oncidium ornithorynchum by taking pollen from the dark pink clone and putting it onto the light pink clone. When ever possible we produce seed by using […]

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