Bulbophyllum auricomum – 365 days of orchids – day 1927

Orchids can be spectacular in different ways. Bulbophyllum auricomum is the national flower of Myanmar and features in traditional songs and literature as well as in buddhist traditions. Its name refers to its golden lip and as the plants grow high in the tree tops the flowers represent purity. We first came across the species […]


Platystele misasiana- 365 days of orchids – day 1923

In contrast to yesterday’s grand Guarianthe skinneri we have one of our favourite mini-miniature orchids today. The plant shown is close to filling its 8cm basket and produces a multitude of little starry flowers about 2mm across from the bright green 2cm leaves. Does anyone fancy counting the flowers? There are 39 flower spikes this […]