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Coelogyne stricta – 365 days of orchids – day 817

Today’s orchid is this giant coelogyne species from the Himalayas. This plant of Coelogyne stricta has been growing at Writhlington since 1995 when it arrived as a single bulb and the plant is now 2m across. Each year it produces long upright spikes of around 15 fragrent white flowers with lovely yellow and orange lip […]

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Cymbidium insigne – 365 days of orchids – day 816

Cymbidium week continues with Cymbidium insigne. Similarities with yesterday’s Cymbidium sanderae are obvious but as a terrestrial species, that grows amongst grass, this cymbidium has a very long and very upright flower spike to present the flowers clear of all foliage. Cymbidium insigne is a terrestrial species found in the mountains that straddle Northern Thailand, […]

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Cymbidium lowianum ‘concolor’ – 365 days of orchids – day 814

Yesterday was the spring equinox and the greenhouse is now full of spring flowering orchids including this magnificent Cymbidium species. I think this will have to be Cymbidium week on 365 days as we have lots of species in flower and it is nice to showcase some of our iconic Himalayan species. Cymbidium lowianum is┬ánative […]

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Epidendrum nanum – 365 days of orchids – day 813

Our miniature orchid theme continues with the smallest Epidendrum species we grow. The whole plant here is 3cm across and the tiny growths finish in two or three flowers about 8mm across which flower successively over quite a long period. Epidendrum nanum (meaning the tiny epidendrum)has been reported from wet forests in Peru and Bolivia […]

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