WSBEorchids

Coelogyne barbata – 365 days of orchids – day 1398

In April we split our awarded specimen of Coelogyne barbata (see details here) and the divisions have made fantastic plants after a growing season in our Cool Asia section. The large new bulbs have produced multi-flowered spikes up to 1m long like this one shown. The flowers are really spectacular and the species is very […]

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Pleurothallis hemirhoda – 365 days of orchids – day 1397

We have featured more that 30 Pleurothallis species on 365 days and many have tiny flowers – but not this one! The flowers of Pleurothallis hemirhoda are more than 5cm across and rather dwarf the leaves.  The name means half-red pleurothallis but our plant has hardly any red and its colouring is rather more reminiscent […]

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Coelogyne ovalis – 365 days of orchids – day 1396

As well as autumn Cymbidiums from the Himalayas we have several impressive autumn flowering Coelogynes in the greenhouse. Coelogyne ovalis is a cool growing Coelogyne from South East Asia and the Eastern Himalayas. We have seen plants growing on the Bolevan plateau in Southern Laos at around 1200m where they form large clumps in evergreen […]

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Masdevallia veitchiana – 365 days of orchids – day 1395

Some of our orchids (like yesterday’s Cymbidium erythraeum) are strongly seasonal while others flower throughout the year. Masdevallia veitchiana can surprise us with its vibrant flowers at any time and looking at previous posts, we have featured it in the Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer – what an orchid. The flowers look orange and red […]

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Cymbidium erythraeum – 365 days of orchids – day 1394

We are now well into the flowering season for Autumn Cymbidium species. Earlier in the month we had Cymbidium elegans (below) and today we have Cymbidium erythraeum, two species that share the same habitat in Sikkim, and we have seen both species on the same large evergreen trees  at around 2000m altitude around Gangtok and […]

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