This tiny miniature is a warm growing member of the Oncidium family. It is native to Peru and Bolivia where it is found as a twig epiphyte in forest from 200-800m. As you can see our plant here has become a lodger on a nearby Bulbophyllum after falling out of its pot – and very […]
Several people have recently asked me “What is 365 days of orchids” and I realised that many may have missed day 1, January 1st 2017 when we set ourselves the challenge of posting an orchid every day of 2017 following the simple rule, that it had to be a different species every day that was […]
Phalaenopsis taenialis is a miniature Phalaenopsis species. Plants have a span of 10cm and relatively large 2cm flowers on branched spikes that flower over a long period. We have seen Phalaenopsis taenalis growing in Sikkim at around 2000m in open evergreen woodland with abundant species including Coelogyne cristata and Coelogyne stricta. The species is reported […]
A key purpose of our collection of 1000 orchid species is to produce seed for propagation in our laboratory. Todays orchid is interesting as the flower from this year’s growth is next to the seed pod from last year’s flower. This shows that the seed pod takes more than 12 months to mature and we […]
Updated covid restrictions mean that we have had to postpone our open evening on 12th July. The new date is September 20th – same time, even more to do.