Bulbophyllum nitidum – 365 days of orchids – day 1459

We have another intriguing bublophyllum species today. Bulbbophyllum nitidum is a small growing species with large dramatic flowers and is new to 365 days of orchids. The red and white striped flowers are 7cm across with the sepals held out straight. The lip is a sharp point 3cm long. The small plants produce several flowers […]


Comparettia ignea – 365 days of orchids – day 1456

This miniature member of the Oncidium family is new to 365 days and once again shows the astonishing diversity of orchids. This is the first flowering of seedlings of the species which has terete leaves 4cm long and long thin flower spikes that hold the 2cm bright scarlet, humming bird pollinated flowers well clear of […]