365 days of orchids – day 613 – Barbosella dusenii

It is definitely Barbosella time in the Greenhouse  with lots of Barbosella australis in flower (see day 610) and now this lovely minature species coming into flower too. Barbosella dusenii is our orchid with the smallest leaves. The leaves are a few mm long and produced on a creeping rhizome with relatively gigantic flowers produced […]


365 days of orchids – day 612 – Masdevallia wagneriana

  This is a small growing masdevallia species with 5cm leaves that produces lots of relatively large flowers which contrast beautifully with the glossy dark green leaves. The species is endemic to Venezuela where it grows in deep shade in forests from 1100-1800m altitude. We grow this species in a very shaded spot in our […]


365 days of orchids – day 610 – Barbosella australis

  This species is a real miniature with 5mm leaves along a creeping rhizome and relatively large flowers single produced in profusion. Barbosella australis is native to Southern Brazil (australis means ‘southern’ and doesn’t refer to Australia – the southern land) and we have seen related species in Brazil at around 1200m in primary forest […]