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Cattleya cernua – 365 days of orchids – day 1761

Another Cattleya species today but this is a stunning miniature orchid that we can rely on for seasonal scarlet flowers every December. Cattleya cernua is a Brazilian miniature species, with 4cm long leaves and 3cm bulbs, until recently known as Sophronitis cernua. It is native to South Eastern Brazil where it is found as an […]

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Cattleya walkeriana – 365 days of orchids – day 1760

  It must be nearly Christmas with the flowers opening on our Cattleya walkeriana. Cattleya walkeriana is an unusual Cattleya as it produces flowers on spikes produced from the base of the newly matured pseudobulbs, while other Cattleya species (apart from Cattleya nobilor) produce their flowers from the top of the pseudo-bulb. The flowers themselves […]

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Masdevallia oreas – 365 days of orchids – day 1759

Another delightful miniature today with the diminutive Masdevallia oreas that always looks its best in November. This miniature species is endemic to cloud forests of Bolivia, and is one of the smallest masdevallias we grow. The plant shown here is in a 5.5cm pot with 4cm leaves and 5cm flower spikes. The flowers are large […]

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Stelis benzingii – 365 days of orchids – day 1758

Tiny flowers feature today with one of our floriferous Stelis species. Stelis benzingii is a medium sized members of the genus with 12cm leaves and long spikes with densely packed 6mm triangular flowers. The species is endemic to Ecuador where it grows in warm lowland forests although we have found that the species does equally […]

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