365 days of orchids – day 352 – Bulbophyllum crassipes

This remarkable species is native to evergreen forests from Sikkim though the Himalayas to South East Asia. The flower spike has over 100 flowers tightly packed together so that they form a fantastic geometric ‘cone’. The pattern produced would make a lovely silk waistcoat! We have seen the species in Sikkim where it wraps itself […]


365 days of orchids – day 351 – Prosthechea calamari

¬† This is our smallest Prosthechea species with pseudobulbs 5cm tall, fine leaves and delicate flowers mostly in pairs. The species is native to South America from Brazil to Colombia where it forms mats on trees in warm forests from 200-1400m altitude. We find that the species does best in Cool Americas but it would […]


365 days of orchids – day 350 – Pleurothallis endotrachys

This is one of our orchid species that is always in flower. Single flowers are produces successively for more than a year from long flower spikes and as plants mature they produce several flower spikes. The species is native to cloud forests from Mexico through Central America to Venezuela. We find the plant undemanding as […]