This is an unusual Central and South American member of the Oncidium family . It grows long stems of overlapping short pointed leaves similar to a group of unrelated Dendrobiums for Asia. The clusters of long lasting flowers emerge from between the leaves and several year’s stems flower together. We have seen this species growing […]
This is a fragrant species from Central America. We have seen it growing abundantly in hot lowland forests in Guatemala and Belize and the best place we have found to find it in the wild is to visit the Ancient Mayan city of Tikal where it is east to spot from the tops of the […]
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Many thanks to all those who made our July 1st Orchid Festival such a success: Visiting societies, Devon and Somerset,Dorset and Wilts for fantastic plants and great displays. Adult volunteers in the Kitchen, on the door and around the building for making the day possible. Orchid Project students for their outstanding effort in the greenhouses […]
This is the clown orchid. A cool growing species from Mexico, Guatemala and Belize where it is found in deciduous forest from 1400 to 2700m where it experiences shady wet summers (leaves on the trees) and cool dry bright winters (leaves off the trees) For us the species does best in Cool Asia where many […]