WSBEorchids

Talk for the Friends of the Bristol University Botanic Garden

We had a lovely evening presenting a talk to the Friends of the Britol University Botanic Gardens via Zoom yesterday. A small team of students from year 7 to 13 came into school early for a Covid test before presenting their favourite orchids from the greenhouse and talking about their work in Sarawak. We have […]

Top

Dendrobium adae – 365 days of orchids – day 1494

This lovely dendrobium species is native to the northeastern Australia Cape York Peninsula,  northeastern Australia, where it grows in cool misty forest from 700m to 1200m as an epiphyte or lithophyte. The flowers are large for Australian dendrobiums, very fragrant during the day, and of a wonderful wavy texture. Our plant here is still a […]

Top

Masdevallia attenuata – 365 days of orchids – day 1493

Today’s species is a miniature Masdevallia with pretty little pointed flowers (attenuata means pointed). This little plant is growing in a 5.5cm pot has 5cm leaves and lots of single flowers on delicate stems. Masdevallia attenuata is native to cool mountain forests from Costa Rica to Ecuador. We have a number of small flowered masdevallias […]

Top

Cleisostoma arietinum – 365 days of orchids – day 1491

  A close relative of yesterday’s Cleisocentrum is this stunning small flowered, terete leaved orchid. Cleisostomas are small flowered relatives of Vanda with a range of growth habits but rather similar prettly little flowers that tend to open successively along relatively long flower spikes. This is the ‘bent’ cleisostoma referring to the curved terete leaves. […]

Top