WSBEorchids

Prosthechea brassavolae – 365 days of orchids – day 1667

This wonderful orchid flowers every July and transports me to the mountains of Costa Rica and the 2005 school expedition to the forests of Poas Volcano. Prosthechea brassavolae is an impressive species, and one of our real favourites, with 40cm bulbs topped with two 50cm leaves, and the 80cm flower spike carries up to 30 […]

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Bulbophyllum carunculatum – 365 days of orchids – day 1666

This beautiful and smelly orchid is a great addition to any collection. This Bulbophyllum is endemic to the island of Sulawesi, part of the Indonesian islands. The species grows as an epiphyte in warm evergreen forests at around 800m and the fleshy leaves appreciate a shaded spot. The species produces a number of sequential flowers […]

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Dendrobium fairchildiae – 365 days of orchids – day 1664

With this weeks hot weather is really being appreciated by some of our warm growing species such as this large growing dendrobium. The new growths are growing fast and will reach well over 2m while the older leafless canes are producing lots of large pink and white flowers. Dendrobium fairchildiae is native to the Philippines […]

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Prosthechea radiata – 365 days of orchids – day 1663

Our third and final Prosthechea species this week is the wonderfully fragrant and spectacular Prosthechea radiata (named for the red radial lines on the lip) We have seen Prosthechea radiata growing abundantly in the hot lowland forests of Guatemala and Belize and the best place we have found to see it in the wild is […]

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