365 days of orchids – day 586 – Masdevallia pyxis

This is a small sized Masdevallia native to Peru that grows in cool forest around 2300m altitude where it grows as an epiphyte of lithophyte. It has thick rounded leaves and the flowers are produced in profusion on stems much shorter than the leaves. The colouring is similar to Masdevallia oreas and several other masdevallia […]


365 days of orchids – day 585 – Phalaenopsis mariae

We find this species one of the most floriferous of the Phalaenopsis species with clusters of perfumed flowers produced all at once on flower spikes that persist and re-flower for several years (don’t cut off the flower spikes of this species when the flowers drop). Phalaenopsis mariae is native to the Philippines and Borneo where […]