We have a Cattleya species in flower every month of the year and this is always a January species. Many of the uni-foliate (one leaved) Cattleya species look superficially similar but we find that one of the clearest distinctions is flowering time. C. percivaliana is also identifiable by the single sheath, the short (15cm) flattened […]
As promised today’s orchid is Bulbophyllum dolichoglottis and the plant that has become fixed to yesterday’s Bulbophyllum lilacium. Unlike Bulbophyllum lilacium, that rapidly wraps itself around tree trunks, this is a miniature species with extraordinary flowers that over time forms a mat of tightly packed bulbs with soft grey/green leaves. It is native to New […]
Thanks for all those who voted in this years poll. This wonderfully fragrant cool growing species from Madagascar won with 26% of the popular vote. The students in charge of our cool asia section will be delighted as it is one of their most prized plants and one that is looking good for an even […]
Thanks to all those who have voted for orchid of the year 2108. The result will be announced at the end of school today so you still have time to Vote here for your Orchid of the Year.
This wonderful orchid species is a great reminder of our visits to Laos and a tale of two bulbophyllums. We came across Bulbophyllum lilacium on our first visit to Laos in 2005 with it’s distinct habit of bulbs separated by a long rhizome that let the plant wrap itself around the trunks of large trees […]