WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 291 – Pleurothallis hypnicola

365 days has featured many of our miniature pleurothallis species. This one, with a great name, is native to the Mata Atlantica cloud forests of Brazil. It has relatively large flowers for compared to similar species such as Pleurothallis grobyi (day 72). We find this and simiar species do well mounted, potted or in small […]

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365 Days of orchids – day 290 – Masdevallia picea

We¬†have had some visitors from The Netherlands this week. Here are Eva and Liza with Masdevallia picea. This Masdevallia species has a rather unpleasant smell likened to vomit. Of course at school species with unpleasent smalls are rather popular and great for introducing to visitors. The plant’s common name is the pitch black Masdevallia which […]

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365 days of orchids – day 288 – Odontoglossum hallii-elegans

This species is native to Ecuador and forms a large growing plant with long spikes of 8cm wide flowers. Odontoglossums have now been included in Oncidium but as a genus Odontoglossum is useful as the species that were included share cultural requirements – cool, damp shade similar to their cloud forest homes – that differs […]

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365 days of orchids – day 287 – Dendrobium panduriferum

This delightful little dendrobium (the lute-shaped lip dendrobium) is native to Malaysia and South East Asia where it grows as an epiphyte in lowland forest from 250-600m altitude. It produces pendulous pseudobulbs and so we find it is well suited to a basket. The flowers form on short sprays from near the end of the […]

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