WSBEorchids

Barkeria whartoniana – 365 days of orchids – day 1455

The first day of the Christmas holiday seems a great time to thank all of my wonderful Orchid Project team of students and volunteers. Life has not been easy at school under Covid restrictions but I am proud of my team’s resiliance and determination. We have lots of exciting new projects, the Zoom talks have […]

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Bulbophyllum tenellum – 365 days of orchids – day 1454

This bulbophyllum is a mini-miniature that is new to 365 days of orchids. Bulbophyllum tenellum has tiny species with 4mm bulbs and 1cm leaves with elegantly striped and relatively large 1cm flowers held on the thinnest of stems, a real treat. Bulbophyllum tenellum is endemic to Java where it grows from 1000-1700m where it will […]

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Masdevallia guayanensis – 365 days of orchids – day 1453

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas …..” Yes a real treat this Christmas is the dreamy white downward facing flowers of this miniature Masdevallia. Masdevallia guayanensis (despite its name) is found in Venezuela, and northern Brazil as well as Guyana and grows as an epiphyte in moist forest at around 1800m altitude. The leaves are […]

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Masdevallia pandurilabia – 365 days of orchids – day 1452

This pretty little Masdevallia is a reliable winter flowerer although it produces flowers on and off throughout the year. It is charming both for the little red spots and the cute crossed legged look of the sepaline tails. Masdevallia pandurilabia is a small growing species native to Peru, where it grows in cloud forest above […]

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