WSBEorchids

Octomeria densiflora – 365 days of orchids – day 1373

Another sign of Autumn is the flowering of Octomeria densiflora. This species has featured in many of the great autumn shows we usually take part in. We are really missing meeting all our orchid show friends hope that we will see you all soon. This beautiful species is native to the Mata Atlantica cool cloud […]

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Pleurothallis megalops – 365 days of orchids – day 1372

This extraordinary miniature species (closely related to this week’s barbosellas) has the moist extraordinarily large flowers. This is the first time we have featured it on 365 days of orchids and a real treat to examine it closely. The plant is about 3cm high and produces masses of spikes carrying 2.5cm flowers each with an […]

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Barbosella dusenii – 365 days of orchids – day 1371

Yesterday’s Barbosella australis was a miniature but this species takes tiny to a new level. Barbosella dusenii is our orchid with the smallest leaves. The leaves are a few mm long and produced on a creeping rhizome with relatively gigantic flowers produced a couple of times every year. We grow the species mounted which it […]

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Barbosella australis – 365 days of orchids – day 1370

  This week looks like being Barbosella week. First we have our most vigorous species, Barbosella australis. This species is a real miniature with 5mm leaves along a creeping rhizome and relatively large flowers single produced in profusion. Barbosella australis is native to Southern Brazil (australis means ‘southern’ and doesn’t refer to Australia – the […]

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