Grammatophyllum scriptum – 365 days of orchids – day 973

In Sarawak we saw Grammatophyllum speciosum growing in Mulu National Park and this related species is also found in Sarawak. Grammatophyllum scriptum is a large growing species with a wide natural range including Borneo, the Lesser Sunda Islands, the Moluccas, The Philippines, Sulawesi, the Solomon Islands, the Bismark Archipelago, Papua and New Guinea, Fiji and Santa […]


Masdevallia pachyura – 365 days of orchids – day 972

  Another species that is enjoying the wet summer and flowering more than usual is this small growing species. Masdevallia pachyura is a multi-flowered species found in cloud forests from 1000 to 3000m in Ecuador and Peru. As could be expected from its range it is a variable species but all have pretty little flowers […]


Schoenorchis juncifolia – 365 days of orchids – day 971

  We have another of our Borneo species today with this pendulous species with unusual purply pink flowers. This pretty orchid flowers several times each year from its long pendulous stems but saves its main flowering for August. The species is native to Java and Borneo and in the wild it is found at around 1000m […]