This large flowered orchid is native to the Mata Atlantica coastal forests of eastern Brazil. It is found at around 800m where it grows as a lithophyte or epiphyte in seasonally dry forest which experiences wet warm summers and cooler dryer winters. The flowers are best looked at from above as the plant is clearly […]
Hi Tallis here, Today I sowed our Gongora furfuracea dry seed pod. Before sowing the seed I had a look under the microscope to check there were healthy embryos inside the dry seed cases. As you can see we had about a 80% health rate which should bode well for our germination results later on.
This is a terrestrial found from Venezuela to Peru that grows on open rocky slopes in cool montane forrest from 1500-2000m altitude. It produces long, thin, upright stems (ours are about 1m – 1.5m long) and these produce terminal flowers in little clumps (see photo below with Ruby). The weight of the flowers pull the […]
This stunning species is native to East Africa from Ethiopia through Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and south to Zambia and Angola. It is found in highland forests (1500-2300m) in deep shade on tree trunks. The plants are quite stout for Aerangis and this plant that we de-flasked in 2005 has taken twelve years to reach […]
This is a terrestrial species found in Peru and Ecuador where it grows on steep banks from 2400 to 2800m altitude in cool forest. Like many of the terrestrial oncidiums it has long upright flower spikes to present the flowers above surrounding vegetation and the flowers are clustered near the top of the branched […]