WSBEorchids

Cleisocentrum gokusingii – 365 days of orchids – day 1490

We have two Cleisocentrum species and Cleisocentrum gokusingii is smaller growing and smaller flowered than Cleisocentrum merrillium (below) Both of these remarkable orchids are endemic to Mount Kinabalu, on Borneo, where they grows in wet evergreen forest between 1000 and 2000m. The species both have striking greyish, blue flowers with a purple stripe at the […]

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Rhynchostele rossii- 365 days of orchids – day 1489

Some special orchid species have flowers that dwarf the rest of the plants and Rhychostele rossii is a good example. This diminutive member of the Oncidium family is found in the cloud forests of Mexico and Central America, as far south as Nicaragua, from 2000-3000m altitude. As a result the species enjoys cool conditions and […]

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Trichoglottis pusilla- 365 days of orchids – day 1488

It may be cold and wet outside the greenhouse but inside the greenhouse we have some extraordinary warm miniature orchids, including Trichoglottis pusilla Trichoglottis pusilla is a tiny species with a 5cm fan of dark green leaves and small sprays of relatively large flowers with delightful dark red stripes. Stripes are a common feature in […]

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Unusual species, native to Peru, added to the online shop

We are always excited to be able share the extraordinary diverse world of orchid species. Our few seedlings of Cyrtochilum minax (above) are ready for sale at two years out of flask. The species has large flowers on branched 2m spikes and is endemic to Peru. Xylobium subintegrum is another large growing species from Peru […]

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Dendrobium mohlianum – 365 days of orchids – day 1487

There is something particularly lovely about vibrant coloured flowers on grey winter days, and Dendrobium mohlianum really cheers the spirits with its star like orange flowers, each emphasised by their fine red picotee edging and dark red lip. Dendrobium mohlianum is a dramatic species native to the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu (A real […]

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