WSBEorchids

Schoenorchis fragrans – 365 days of orchids – day 1655

Another miniature orchid today with this tiny member of the Vanda family just 2cm across and one of our smallest orchid species. Schoenorchis fragrans comes from the Eastern Himalayas where it grows in warm lowland forest which we know well from visits to Sikkim and Assam. The forest here is semi-deciduous and relatively dry with […]

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Dryadella edwallii – 365 days of orchids – day 1654

We have had a couple of massive orchids featured over the last two days and almost missed this little gem flowering in a shaded spot in Coll Americas.   Dryadella edwalii is a relative of Masdevallia is native to the Mata Atlantica cloud forests of Eastern Brazil. Students recorded Dryadella species on our 2005 expedition […]

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Myrmecophila humboldtii – 365 days of orchids – day 1653

This is a new species for 365 days of orchids and the first flowering of a seedling we have been growing for 9 years – so cause for celebration. Like its close relative Myrmecophyila tibicinis, Myrmecophila humboldtii has long spikes (this one is 1.2m long) with large flowers towards the top that open sequentially. The […]

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Renanthera imschootiana – 365 days of orchids – day 1652

The last two days have featured miniature orchids but today we have one of our largest. Renanthera imschootiana is a close relative of Vanda and our 3m tall plant produces wonderful branched spikes with long lasting bright red flowers at least twice a year. The species is native to the Eastern Himalayas where it grows […]

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