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Lepanthes turialvae

Here is proof that good things really do come in small packages. I adore this little one. It is growing like crazy and is blooming profusely, what is not to love. Well, the flowers only measure about 2-3 mm, so you do need some good camera gear to really enjoy it, but that’s a small matter… I […]

By |August 22nd, 2011|My orchids|2 Comments

Bulbophyllum Louis Sander

I don’t grow a whole lot of hybrids, and the hybrids I do grow are usually primary hybrids within the same genus. Bulbophyllum Louis Sander is the result of a cross between Bulbophyllum longissimum x Bulbophyllum ornatissimum. When this hybrid was conceived back in 1936 it was actually classified as a primary hybrid in the Cirrhopetalum genus, […]

By |August 14th, 2011|My orchids|6 Comments

Neofinetia falcata ‘Shutenno’

I am quite facinated by the Neofinetia falcata species, with all its forms and variations. ‘Shutenno’ has got to be among the most beautiful of them all. The elegant Neofinetia dragon shape is successfully complimented by a beautiful purple spur and an absolutley amazing scent of jasmine and sweet vanilla! So this would be part […]

By |August 12th, 2011|My orchids|2 Comments

Phalaenopsis violacea var. coerulea

For part two of the fragrance series this summer (part one), I am pleased to present this lovely Phalaenopsis violacea var. coerulea. A warm growing species from Malaysia and Sumatra where it grows at an altitude of about 150 meters. The fragrance of my close is not super strong, but it is definitely noticeable, especially when it […]

By |August 7th, 2011|My orchids|2 Comments

Paphiopedilum philippinense

This is a fairly large, warm growing species from the exciting multi-floral Paphiopedilum Subgenus Polyantha. It is found at sea level up to 500 meters primarely in the Philippines, hence the name, but also down through north eastern Borneo. The leaves are thick and uniformly green and can grow to be 20-50 cm long, mine measuring about […]

By |August 4th, 2011|My orchids|11 Comments

Masdevallia wurdackii

This is a cool growing epiphyte from northern Peru where it grows at 2000-2400 meters. The plant is medium sized but with very impressive large flowers measuring an impressive 16 cm tall, blooming on a single flowered, erect inflorescence. I must admit I love the whole Caudatae subsection within Masdevallia, but I specially adore the shape of […]

By |August 2nd, 2011|My orchids|0 Comments

Lepanthes wendlandii

This lovely little cool growing Lepanthes hails from the mountains of Panama and Costa Rica where it grows at elevations of 1800 to 3000 meters. Lepanthes wendlandii boasts rather large size flowers for the genus, mine measuring about 10 mm tall but I hear it can grow even larger. Each inflorescence produces many flowers in succession, as […]

By |July 30th, 2011|My orchids|0 Comments

Brassavola nodosa

There is a lot blooming right now, and many of them are very pleasantly fragrant too, adding another dimension to the experience. First out in the fragrance series this summer is this wonderful Brassavola nodosa. It has a faint citrus scent that increases notably in strength at night. To be honest however, even though it is […]

By |July 24th, 2011|My orchids|1 Comment

Restrepia brachypus

Restrepia is a genus I am getting to appreciate more and more. They seem quite content to bloom often and abundant and the shape and colors produced in the flowers are quite stunning! What is not to love? This fantastic colorful little gem came from Ecuagenera i May and it is blooming in the cool vivarium right […]

By |July 20th, 2011|My orchids|2 Comments

Cattleya intermedia var. orlata

What impeccable timing this lovely Cattleya has this year. She pulled out all the stops and produced a fantastic bloom just in time for vacations here in Sweden. She was in bud when we moved out to the summer place earlier in June, and how she is in full bloom. The flowers measure about 10 cm […]

By |July 11th, 2011|My orchids|0 Comments