The World Orchid Conference opens in Ecuador on the 7th November and Jacob Coles is now flying out to represent the Orchid Project and present his talk ‘Orchid Conservation the Writhlington Way’. We wish him luck and look forward to his posts from the conference.
Tonight is firework night so a small oncidium exploding with flowers seems very appropriate. Oncidium longipes is a Brazilian species and we saw it growing in the forests around Macae de Cima in our school visits to Brazil in 2000 and 2006. It is restricted to primary forests and grows in the mid canopy amongst other epiphytes […]
You will notice we have a new tab for the British Orchid Show 2018 on which we will have live registration from tomorrow. Here you will be able to register and buy tickets for the event, preview evening, congress dinner or science symposium. Lots more news to follow soon.
Coelogyne swaniana is one of the warm growing Coelogyne species. It is found in Malaysai, Borneo, Sumatra and the Philippines in evergreen forests at around 900m altitude where it grows in moss on shaded branches or steep banks. As well as large attractive flowers on pendulous spikes it has broad glossy leaves and plump pseudobulbs […]
This species smells strongly of chocolate and so is very popular at school. When grown well it produces several spikes of long lasting flowers from each pseudobulb and so a great little display. It also flowers when quite a small seedling and so is a rewarding plant to grow from seed. The species is […]