365 days of orchids – day 309 – Oncidium longipes

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 […]


365 days of orchids – day 308 – Coelogyne swaniana

  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 […]