WSBEorchids

Stenoglottis fimbriata – 365 days of orchids – day 996

We know that Autumn is here when our stenoglottis species start flowewring. We have two Stenoglottis species that are very similar. The first to flower is Stenoglottis fimbriata which has long spikes of pretty pink flowers which have darker spots and a lip that ends in three long filaments. The leaves form a basal rosette […]

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Pleurothallis limeae – 365 days of orchids – day 995

We visited the coastal cloud forests of Brazil (Mata Atlantica in 2000 and again in 2006 and had the privilege of exploring this extraordinarily diverse habitat full of orchids and other plants. Pleurothallis limeae is a Brazilian terrestrial species and we found it growing abundantly around Macae de Cima in Rio State in regrowth forest […]

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Bulbophyllum alkmaarensis – 365 days of orchids – day 993

This lovely, small growing, species is native to Papua New Guinea where it grows in wet montane forests from 1500-2500m. We find that the species although small is a relatively fast grower especially if kept well watered and it soon take over its bark mount or escapes from its small pot. The pretty flowers feature […]

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Cymbidium angustifolium (Cymbidium dayanum)- 365 days of orchids – day 992

Today we have the first flowering of this remarkable deep red flowered Cymbidium species. The plants are native to Borneo and found in Sabah in lowland forests. Cymbidium angustifolium is generally considered a synonym of Cymbidium dayanum¬†which more usually red and white (see our plant flowering last year below) ¬† Cymbidium dayanum has a very […]

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