Vanda pumila – 365 days of orchids – day 1308

We have several smaller Vanda species and this one has very long lasting fragrant waxy flowers. We have seen Vanda pumila in Sikkim, growing on roadside trees at around 300-500m altitude alongside Vanda ampulacea. It grows in exposed positions in good light and survives the dry season (winter) with its thick leaves and abundant fleshy […]


Odontoglossum rhynchanthum – 365 days of orchids – day 1306

Our section with the greatest number of species is the Cool Americas section. This reflects the extraordinary bio-diversity of the mountains of South and Central America. The country withg the greatest number of orchid species is Colombia and this beautiful species is endemic to Colombian cloud forest above 2000m. Authorities describe the species as producing […]