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Aeridovanda Mundyi
This is an inter-generic primary hybrid a Vanda and Aerides. The plant takes on the terete leaves of its Vanda parent and the flower is intermediate between the parents. [More...]
Angraecum germinyanum
This epiphytic orchid comes from intermediate elevation forests of the Comoros and Réunion islands. Like other Angraecum species, the flower has a long spur which contains nectar only at the tip. [More...]

Bulbophyllum nitidum
Bulbophyllum is the second largest genus of orchids, after Epidendrum, with over 2000 species. The plants and flowers vary quite a bit and can range in size from miniatures only several milimetres across to quite large plants with flowers several cm across and up to 20 cm long. Most have unusual shaped flowers. In this species, the flowers look like the propellor of an airplane. [More...]
Bulbophyllum shepherdii
This tiny Bulbophyllum has minute flowers, only milimetres in size. The leaves are succulent. It comes from southern Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, in the vacinity of Brisbane. [More...]

Catasetum Ten Dragons

Featured plant of November 2011
This hybrid has quite dark coloured flowers. It is made from three species of Catasetum that grows at intermediate elevations, all originating from South America. Common to all Catasetum species, it has separate male and female flowers. The male flowers will shoot pollen out at a great rate of knots when the trigger bristles at the base of the column is touched. [More...]
Chiloschista parishii
This unusual orchids does not have any leaves, the job of photosynthesis is taken over by its roots. The tiny yellow flowers are spotted brown. [More...]

Cycnoches barthiorum
This deciduous orchid comes from southern Columbia. It has male and female flowers that look completely different, even fooling botanists in the past. [More...]
Cymbidium
Cymbidium is a very well bred genus of orchids, and an important cut flower, it is the largest cut flower exporter of new Zealand. They flower in late winter and spring, and are available in a variety of colours. [More...]

Dove Orchid
This rare orchid is the national flower of Panama. The flowers are cup shapped and inside the cup, the petals and column resemble a dove taking off. [More...]
Eria amica
This small orchid has a large range, from southern China to the Himalayas, down to Thailand. The small short lived flowers, measuring only 1cm across, are borne on an inflorescence that grows from the base of the oval pseudobulbs. [More...]

Liparis reflexa
This small orchid is a lithophyte that comes from New South Wales, Australia. The inflorescences that are produced on new growth has tiny 5mm brown flowers. [More...]
Lycaste deppei
This orchid from Mexico and central America grows in humid forests that does not get much rain in the winter. Spring growth matures in the autumn, producing several flowers per pseudobulb. [More...]

Maxillaria chrysantha
Maxillaria chrysantha is a small vigourous epiphytic orchid that comes from southern Brazil. The pseudobulbs grow into a large clump, half a dozen flowers appear on short stems from the base of each pseudobulb. [More...]
Maxillaria grandiflora
This Maxillaria comes from high elevation cloud forests of South America. As far as Maxillaria species goes, it has one of the largest flowers, up to 80mm across. Each pseudobulb produces several flowers from the base. [More...]

Maxillaria picta
Maxillaria picta is relatively large (as far as Maxillaria species goes) with robust oval pseudobulbs. Each pseudobulb produces half a dozen flowers, and a specimen plant in flower looks stunning. [More...]

Maxillaria variabilis
This Maxillaria grows as an epiphyte or lithophyte in a variety of humid, high elevation, habitats of Central and South America. The oval pseudobulbs grown on a rising rhizome, and after a few years, the plant tends to climb out of its pot. The flowers are produced from the base of the pseudobulb. [More...]

Pescatoria ecuadoreana
As its Latin name suggests, this orchid comes from Ecuador, from intermediate elevation forests. Having no pseudobulbs, it likes humid environments and ready access to water. [More...]
Pescatoria wallisii
Pescatorea wallisii comes from low to intermediate elevation rainforests of Ecuador. Its pseudobulb is insignificant, and therefore should not be allowed to dry out completely. The leaves are arranged in a v-shaped fan. The flowers appear on short stems below the leaves. [More...]

Phalaenopsis

Featured plant of September 2006
A genus of monopodial warm growing orchids from South East Asia, with large, thick, leathery leaves. The flowers last for months. [More...]
Sarcochilus
This epiphytic or lithophytic orchid is from Australia. It likes cool, shady conditions and will reward the grower with masses of small flowers. [More...]


Sedirea japonica
This orchid comes from Japan and Korea. It is somewhat related to Phalaenopsis, and the growth resembles one. The trailing inflorescence produces around half a dozen fragrant flowers in the spring. [More...]
Sobralia
This Sobralia hybrid is made up from species from Mexico. One of the parents is yellow while the other is pink, but the pink colour seems to be recessive. [More...]

Thunia
A small genus of deciduous orchids originating from India and South East Asia. The flowers are borne on terminal spikes on mature canes. [More...]
Warczewiczella discolor
This epiphytic orchid comes from intermediate to high elevation forests of Central and South America. Having no pseudobulbs, it likes humid environments and ready access to water. [More...]

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