WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 240 – Bulbophyllum carunculatum

  This epiphytic Bulbophyllum is endemic to the island of Sulawesi, part of the Indonesian islands. It produces a number of sequential flowers throughout the summer on a long upright flower spike. The flowers are typically yellow with an almost black lip, this colour form seems to be relatively uncommon with its orange petals and […]

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365 days of orchids – day 238 – Stelis nexipous

   This is one of our most floriferous stelis species.  The name ‘nexipous’ means duck’s foot and describes the shape of the flowers which is unlike any other stelis in our collection. The dense spikes are very upright and secund (all the flowers facing one way) giving a dramatic display that lasts for several months. […]

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365 days of orchids – day 237 – Penillabium struthio

This is a miniature species native to South East Asia and Malaysia that is recorded in hot lowland forest near rivers. It has soft leaves suggesting it prefers shaded conditions the flowers is produced successively on short pendulous spikes. We grow the plant mounted on cork where its flowers can be seen but they are very […]

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