Coelogyne nitida – 365 days of orchids – day 1234

May must be here because Coelogyne nitida is flowering. We have two distinct clones of this lovely orchid, Coelogyne nitida ‘limoniana’ (above) with a very light yellow blotch on the lip, and the more common variety with a golden yellow blotch (below) This is a cool growing species that we have seen abundantly in Sikkim […]


Lycaste aromatica- 365 days of orchids – day 1233

Continuing our fragrant orchid theme for May we have an orchid who’s name says it all. Lycaste aromatica has a very pungent spicy aroma and flowers in profusion from its leafless bulbs every spring. Lycaste aromatica is native to Mexico and Central America where it grows as an epiphyte of lithophyte in semi-deciduous forest. It […]