WSBEorchids

Coelogyne multiflora – 365 days of orchids – day 749

Coelogyne multiflora from the island of Sulawesi just east of Borneo is one of our large, warm growing Coelogynes. The broad leaves are 70cm long but conveniently upright and the dramatic flower spikes form from the centre of new growths in the early spring. I challenge student to count the flowers each time the species […]

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Dendrobium gracilicaule – 365 days of orchids – day 748

¬† This delicate Australian dendrobium is new to 365 days of orchids and is sometimes forgotten alongside the much larger growing species that flower a little later in the year such as Dendrobium speciosum and Dendrobium x delicatum but its nodding creamy yellow flowers with red spotted reverses are very charming. This species is a […]

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Pseudolaelia corcovadensis – 365 days of orchids – day 747

This lovely species is one of our special orchids and the plant here was grown in our propagation laboratory from seed collected in Brazil in 2005. We first found the species, during our expedition in April 2000, growing as an epiphyte on the shrub Vellosia growing on bare granite slopes on the in the Organ […]

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Prosthechea aemula – 365 days of orchids – day 746

There is a new scent filling the greenhouse this week thanks to this wonderful species. Prosthechea aemula is a vigorous grower with 15cm pseudobulbs and 25cm long dark green leaves produced each summer and long lasting sprays of up to nine flowers from each pseudobulb in early spring. This plant shown is the largest division […]

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Pleurothallis truncata – 365 days of orchids – day 745

One of the real treasures in Cool Americas at this time of year is Pleurothallis truncata and Amailia and Ed look really pleased with their specimen plants dripping with¬†chains of remarkable little globular flowers on the top of each leaf. As Joe’s close up shows that this leaf has produced three flower spikes (the most […]

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