WSBEorchids

Masdevallia superbiens – 365 days of orchids – day 1107

After 12 months it is possible to forget just how spectacular an orchid species is and yesterday I was freshly astounded by this well named Masdevallia. Some orchid species are very strongly seasonal and this species, that has just come into flower, we last posted on Dec 28th 2018! Most masdevallias produce one flower per […]

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Barkeria whartoniana – 365 days of orchids – day 1106

Today’s orchid of the day is a wonderful species from Mexico. We divided our specimen plant a couple of years ago and now we have these lovely spikes of pink flowers dotted  around the greenhouses. This smaller flowered Barkeria joins the other Barkeria speices still flowering in our Warm Americas section; Barkeria skinneri and Barkeria […]

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Isabellia virginalis – 365 days of orchids – day 1105

Christmas carols are full of references to the Virgin Mary but at the orchid project it is Isabellia virginalis that gets the attention. This is one of Issy’s favourite orchids – after all it seems to be named after her! Actually a lot of us claim Isabellia virginalis as one of our favourite orchids. This […]

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Cymbidium erythraeum – 365 days of orchids – day 1104

Our most spectacular Cymbidium this Christmas is this long spikes delicate flowered species from the Himalayas. This Cymbidium is one of the many found in the Sikkim Himalaya and students on our school expeditions to Sikkim have seen this graceful species growing in large evergreen trees  at around 2000m altitude around Gangtok and in Southern […]

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Otto and Jess spotted in the Malaysian press on Christmas Eve.

We are indebted to our Partner Scientist, Tengku, for this fantastic article in the Malaysian press giving details of the reintroduction trails for Dendrobium anosmum in Sarawak. The Photos include a photo of Jess and Otto with sustainable palm oil farmer, Wilson, amongst his trees. It is an honour to be able to do our […]

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