365 days of orchids – day 128 – Maxillaria tenuifolia

This warm growing species from Central America is locally called the coconut orchid as it produces a powerful fragrance which is unmistakably coconut. We have seen the species in the wild in Guatemala growing in drying lowland forest. We found it mostly on the trunk of trees or on lower branches where it has some shade. […]


365 days of orchids – day 127 – Masdevallia ludibundella

  Masdevallia ludibundella is a miniature masdevallia with large dramatic flowers (the plant here is in a 3cm pot). The species comes from Colombia and enjoys the cool wet conditions that most of our masdevallias enjoy in the Cool Americas section of the greenhouse. The flowers are long lasting and held well clear of the […]