Sobralia crocea – 365 days of orchids – day 1290

Sobralia crocea is a wonderful example of an orchid evolved for humming bird pollination. Many sobralia species have very large flowers like our Sobralia macrantha (below) that are evolved for bee pollination. In Sobralia crocea the sepals and petals form a narrow tube by opening just a little for the humming birds beak and long […]


Barbosella australis – 365 days of orchids – day 1289

  The greenhouse is once again filled with a profusion of flowers on our many plants of 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 […]