WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 543 – Dendrobium chyrseum

This delightful dendrobium species is found from the Western Himalayas and South East Asia across to Taiwan. Its pure yellow flowers are very fragrant and the school’s knitting group identify the scent as similar to bees wax furniture polish. It grows as an epiphyte on trees and as a lithophyte on rocks, and with us […]

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365 days of orchids – day 542 – Bulbophyllum stormii

Following on from yeasterday’s monster, Bulbophyllum eberhardtii,  we have one of our miniature bulbophyllums flowering today. Bulbophyllum stormii is native to Malaysia and is found from 1000-2000m altitude and we find that it enjoys warm shady conditions in our Warm Asia section (min 17C) Flowers are 4cm across and very large relative to the size […]

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365 days of orchids – day 541 – Bulbophyllum eberhardtii

This magnificent bulbophyylum species has been a star plant in our collection for more than twenty years and every summer we are treated to its intriguing and dramatic flowers. Bulbophyllum eberhardtii comes from South East Asia and is found from 1000m to 1500m altitude indicating a species that will enjoy intermediate temperatures. We find that […]

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365 days of orchids – day 540 – Masdevallia chaparensis

This wonderfully spotted purple Masdevallia species is endemic to Bolivia where it grows in mossy cloud forrest between 2400-2800m altitude and so our plants enjoy cool damp conditions in Cool Americas where it flourishes in a small basket. Masdevallia is a lovely genus to grow giving varied flowers throughout the year on mostly small growing […]

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