Masdevallia lapifera – 365 days of orchids – day 864

We have a diversity of Masdevallias flowering this week One of our most robust and reliable Masdevallias is this species from Ecuador. The large flowers are produced on short stems and are remarkable for the purple ‘hairs’ on the lip which give the species its name meaning the burred Masdevallia. The species is found at around […]


Meiracyllium trinasutum – 365 days of orchids – day 863

Another miniature today to follow yeasterday’s bulbophyllum but this one comes from Central America. Meiracillium trinasutum is a small growing member of the Cattleya family and the name means three nosed Meiracyllium which we rather like. The species is native to Mexico and Central America where it grows on trees and rock at around 1000m. […]


Working with Devon Wildlife Trust to save the Lesser Butterfly continued

We are delighted to be working with Steve Threlkeld who manages the Dunsdon Nature reserve in West Devon to help reverse the decline in one of Britain’s iconic orchid species. project forms part of the Back from the Brink project to save Britain’s most threatened species from extinction and students will be raising plants from seed in […]