WSBEorchids

Highlights from the Science symposium at the British Orchid Show and Congress

We are delighted that Roberta Gargiulo will be speaking at the Science Symposium on Saturday 3rd November on ‘The lady’s slipper orchid, Cypripedium calceolus: genetic diversity over space and time.’ At Writhlington we have had the pleasure on working with Roberta at Kew for several years where she has hosted groups of A level students […]

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365 days of orchids – day 620 – Pleurothallis loranthophylla

Regulars to 365 days of orchids will know that we have a large collection of pleurothallis species many of which give a dramatic display of small flowers. Pleurothallis loranthophylla is one of the most rewarding and produces really pretty flowers in long pendulous spikes and a profusion of flowers. Pleurothallis loranthophylla is native to wet […]

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365 days of orchids – day 619 – Dendrobium fairchildiae

This is a very large growing Dendrobium native to the Philippines and one of the stars of the Greenhouse in September. The species grows pendulous pseudobulbs more than 2m long that become deciduous before flowering over a period of several years. The flowers are produced simultaneously on old bulbs aged from around two to five years […]

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365 days of orchids – day 618 – Bulbophyllum fascinator

This is another remarkable Bulbophyllum species with large flowers that have intriguing fillaments of bright purple pink attached to the petals and sepals. This was one of our focus species on Thursday as the species is native to lowland forests in Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and the Philippines and so of special interest to our visitors […]

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365 days of orchids – day 617 – Macroclinium lineare

Yesterday we had a miniature flowering in-vitro and today we have a related miniature flowering on its cork mount in Warm Americas. This species is a true mini-miniature with a plant 3cm high and relatively large 1cm flowers in groups on short spikes. Macroclinium lineare is found in warm mossy forests in Costa Rica and […]

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