Coelogyne x intermedia added to the shop

At Writhlington we grow 900 different orchid species and a small number of interesting primary hybrids. Coelogyne x intermedia (above)  is a natural hybrid between two of our favourite Coelogynes; Coelogyne cristata and Coelogyne flaccida (below). We have seen both species growing close together in Sikkim during our five school expeditions to this wonderful part […]


Coelogyne speciosum var. albicans – 365 days of orchids – day 1377

Another of our regular autumn orchids is this large flowered coelogyne with a magnificent hairy lip adapted for pollination by large bees. Coelogyne speciosum is native to Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra where it is reported from 700-2000m altitude. This variety (albicans) has more white on the lip and a light green flower colour than […]


Bulbophyllum alkmaarensis – 365 days of orchids – day 1375

Our Bulbophyllum alkmaarensis plants are bursting into flower again this weekend and this large plant is smothered in flowers and buds/ In the past five years it has grown all around its mount and is really attractive even when not in flower with its tiny bulbs and bright green. long lived, stiff 1cm leaves. This […]