WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 499 – Polystachya galeata

This stately orchid has the typical features of a polystachya flower; it is non-resupinate (up-side-down), has large lateral sepals that form a hood, and has flowers that open in succession on a flower spike produced from the base of the single leaf that grows on a cylindrical pseudobulb. The flowers are really worth a close […]

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365 days of orchids – day 498 – Pleurothallis amparoana

Yesterday we had a remarkable large orchid species and today it is a small one. Pleurothallis amparoana is native to wet montane forest in Costa Rica and Panama from 1200 to 1800m altitude and is unusual in the extremely furry flowers. We grow the species with most of our Pleurothallids in Cool Americas and find […]

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365 days of orchids – day 496 – Bulbophyllum collettii

This wonderfully dramatic Bulbophyllum species has just opened in our Warm Asia section. This is our first posting of Bulbophyllum collettii and the species is native to forests from India to Northan Thailand. It is similar to Bulbophyllum rothschildianum with its vivid red flowers but in B. collettii the flowers are narrower.  Our Bulbophyllum rothschildianum. […]

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