WSBEorchids

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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Orchid project plans including next weeks talk for the Friends of Bristol University Botanic Garden

Despite lockdown the orchid project team is working hard on plans for the future events, and making full good use of online communication. Our next event is our Zoom talk for the Friends of Bristol University Botanic Gardens. We have been missing working with the fantastic team in Bristol and are looking forward to catching […]

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Dracula deltoidea – 365 days of orchids – day 1486

This spectacular orchid is Dracula deltoidea. Draculas are a close relatives of Masdevallias, and a genus in which many species produce a fantastic show of flowers. Dracula deltoidea is entering its main flowering period and has smaller flowers than most of our other Dracula species, but makes up for this in the number of flowers […]

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Stelis aprica – 365 days of orchids – day 1485

Today we have Stelis aprica – a larger growing species than yesterday’s Stelis tridentata but with smaller flowers. Other differences include the flower spikes being longer and more arching in Stelis aprica and the leaves are longer and thinner rather than short and broad in Stelis tridentata. Stelis aprica is native to the coastal cloud […]

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