365 days of orchids – day 315 – Pholidota pallida

  Pholidotas pallida is native to the eastern Himalayas and South East Asia. In Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Laos we have found Philodota species to be amongst the most abundant orchids present in trees along roads in a band from 500m to 1500m although these species are not well represented in collections as some of them […]


365 days of orchids – day 314 -Oberonia miniata

  This is a miniature flowered species native to Thailand and Malaysia where it grows in lowland forest. This oberonia species grows pendulous growths each year with short overlapping leaves and long terminal flower spikes of tiny yellow flowers in whorls. Oberonia species are fascinating for their tiny flowers as well as their diverse growth […]


365 days of orchids – day 313 – Oncidium manuelariasii (Odontoglossum manuelariasii)

   This is another of the species traditionally included in the genus Odontoglossum but now moved to Oncidium following genetic analysis. The species is endemic to Peru where it grows in cool forests at around 2600m. The species is fairly recently described and can also be found under the name Odontoglossum ariasii. The species is […]