WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 351 – Prosthechea calamari

  This is our smallest Prosthechea species with pseudobulbs 5cm tall, fine leaves and delicate flowers mostly in pairs. The species is native to South America from Brazil to Colombia where it forms mats on trees in warm forests from 200-1400m altitude. We find that the species does best in Cool Americas but it would […]

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365 days of orchids – day 350 – Pleurothallis endotrachys

This is one of our orchid species that is always in flower. Single flowers are produces successively for more than a year from long flower spikes and as plants mature they produce several flower spikes. The species is native to cloud forests from Mexico through Central America to Venezuela. We find the plant undemanding as […]

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365 days of orchids – day 348 – Chiloschista parishii

Chiloschista is a genus of leafless orchids found in Asia. We have seen species in Sikkim and Laos where plants produce extensive chlorophyl filled root systems and sprays of pretty flowers. The flower spikes are bright green suggesting that they help with photosynthesis too. In cultivation the plants need to be grown mounted so that the […]

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365 days of orchids – day 347 – Masdevallia bulbophyllopsis

Another of the delightful small multi-flowered masdevallias is this species from Ecuador. It is small growing but vigorous with 4cm leaves and 15cm flower spikes with about 6-12 flowers on each. As you can see it does well for us in a small basket though we also find it does well in pots. The species […]

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