This small growing Bulbophyllum species is native to forests in Malaysia and Indonesia where it grows at around 1000m altitude on mossy trees. We love it’s rather ridiculous looking flowers which are determined to be horizontal (very unusual in our collection) and it appears that it would be rather difficult for any pollinator to find […]
Angraecum sesqipedale has finally opened its large star like flower. It is currently slightly greenish and this will fade to a glowing creamy white in the next day or two. This species is commonly known as Darwin’s comet orchid reflecting the well known story of Darwin predicting that there must be a moth on Magagascar […]
Thanks to Ben for this great closeup of a fantastic miniature species from the Mata Atlantica, Brazil. It develops a particularly interesting basket weave of fibres around growths and pseudobulbs with just the sing leaves and flowers emerging from the protection of the baskets. I can’t find any thorough research on the evolutionary advantage of […]
What is cold and dark on the outside, and warm and bright on the inside? – Orchid Christmas of course With Christmas fast approaching thoughts turn to traditional festivities and top of the list must be Orchid Christmas at the Writhlington Greenhouses. For anyone who hasn’t been before it is an evening of orchids, mince […]
This very pretty small growing masdevallia species is endemic Colombia where it grows in cloud forests from 1800-2500m. We find that the species grows well mounted where the purple/pink flowers stand well clear of the dark green rounded leaves.