Blog Posts

Ornithocephalus ciliates

Photographer ©Ron Parsons, grown by Mary Gerritsen The Orchid Digest Back Cover 86-1 Ornithocephalus ciliatus Lindl., Ann. Nat. Hist. 4: 383 (1840)  Ornithocephalus ciliatus is a twig epiphyte growing on old citrus trees and shrubs in montane rain forests. As you can imagine, growing on a twig would result in low water and nutrient availability …

Ornithocephalus ciliates Read More »

Cymbidium insigne

Photographer ©Phil Cribb The Orchid Digest Front Cover 85-4 Cymbidium insigne Rolfe, Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 35: 387 (1904) Cymbidium insigne is found in southern and central Vietnam throughout most of this mountainous region, particularly the Lang Bian Mountains near Dalat. Seidenfaden (1993) also reported collections from near Chapa in extreme northern Vietnam near the …

Cymbidium insigne Read More »

Cymbidium goeringii

Photographer ©Johan Hermans The Orchid Digest Back Cover 85-4 Cymbidium goeringii (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 3: 547 (1852) Cymbidium goeringii is native to Bhutan, China, India, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Confucius was the first to document this species in writing. The flowers, held low amid the leaves, are scented—the plants flower in …

Cymbidium goeringii Read More »

Bulbophyllum scaberulum John Varigos

Bulbophyllum scaberulum

Bulbophyllum scaberulum Photographer: John Varigos A widespread African species found in most of the countries of central and South Africa. It is a creeping epiphytic or occasionally lithophytic and found at 100 to 1800 meters (350 to 5,900 feet). The plants usually grow in riverside forests. It has many flowers per inflorescence and the flowers …

Bulbophyllum scaberulum Read More »

Schoenorchis seidenfadenii Lourens Grobler

Schoenorchis seidenfadenii

Schoenorchis seidenfadenii Photographer: John Varigos The genus Schoenorchis consists of 25, mini-miniature to small-sized, monopodial epiphytes occurring in Asia from the Himalayas to New Guinea. Schoenorchis seidenfadenii is found in Thailand and Vietnam at elevations of 550 to 600 meters (1,804 to 1,969 feet). It is a miniature-sized, warm growing, creeping epiphyte. It flowers in …

Schoenorchis seidenfadenii Read More »

Paphiopedilum Jack Straw 'From Wichita' @Eric Hunt

Paphiopedilum Jack Straw “From Wichita”

Paphiopedilum Pavarotti x Paphiopedilum Billy Bunter) Originator: Barry Fraser Registered: 2007 by Matsui Nurseries Grown by Tim Culbertson Photo by Eric Hunt Background: Insigne (45.7%) spicerianum (21%) villosum (13.1%, boxallii, duryi, fairrieanum, bellatulum Paph. Pavarotti (Harvest Time x Divisadero) Paph. Billy Bunter (Meadow Mist x Via Avila Beach) No Awards Progeny: Paph Tuscon (Jack Straw …

Paphiopedilum Jack Straw “From Wichita” Read More »

Epidendrum ilense

Epidendrum ilense

Epidendrum ilense is a species endemic to Ecuador and is considered extinct in the wild. Calway Dodson, the original collector, visited its natural habitat 6 months after initially discovering the new species only to find that the area that it was growing in had been deforested and turned into farmland. Many different species of orchids, …

Epidendrum ilense Read More »

Cattleya jongheana

We hope that you joined us for the first Orchid Digest International Speakers Day held on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Alek Zaslawski of AWZ Orguídeas in Vitória, Brazil, was one of four fabulous speakers! The topic of his presentation was “The Beautiful Brazilian Mountains and the Orchid that Grow There.” Cattleya jongheana (synonym Laelia jongheana) …

Cattleya jongheana Read More »

Scroll to Top