WSBEorchids

Cymbidium insigne – 365 days of orchids – day 1232

We have several lovely cymbidium species in flower in our Temperate Section and this iconic species is the basis of most hybrid cymbidiums with its large attractive flowers and long flower stems. Cymbidium insigne is a terrestrial species found in the mountains that straddle Northern Thailand, Northern Vietnam and Southern China. It grows in poor […]

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Gongora scaphephorus – 365 days of orchids – day 1231

I recently noted that the greenhouse is very fragrant at present and another of the scented orchids is this very spectacular gongora species. Gongora scaphephorus has some of the largest flowers amongst our gongora species as well as the longest spikes, making it one of the most spectacular. Gongora scaphephorus is native to wet forests […]

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Bulbophyllum eberhardtii – 365 days of orchids – day 1230

It seems a while since we have featured one of our bulbophyllum species and so we are featuring thgis magnificent species which has been flowering for over a month in our greenhouse. Bulbophyllum eberhardtii comes from South East Asia and is found from 1000m to 1500m altitude indicating a species that will enjoy intermediate temperatures. […]

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Paphiopedilum tonsum – 365 days of orchids – day 1229

We find Paphiopedilum tonsum our most reliable and accommodating paphiopedilum species. This species which is native to North and Central Sumatra where it is found from 1000-1800m altitude as a terrestrial in deep humus and deep shade. We have found that the species really resents bright light and so we keep it well shaded all […]

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