Category Archives: Orchids

Coryanthes speciosa

Members of the orchid genus Coryanthes are usually referred to as “bucket orchids”. Coryanthes speciosa is one of several Guatemalan species in the genus. It is a warm-growing epiphyte with deep grooves along its ovoid pseudobulbs, each of which bear two

Coryanthes speciosa

Members of the orchid genus Coryanthes are usually referred to as “bucket orchids”. Coryanthes speciosa is one of several Guatemalan species in the genus. It is a warm-growing epiphyte with deep grooves along its ovoid pseudobulbs, each of which bear two

Sobralia macrantha

Sobralia is a genus of over a hundred orchids native to the American tropics and subtropics. Most Sobralia specimens grow as terrestrials, but they occasionally germinate between tree branches, on humus deposits. Like most terrestrial orchids, Sobralias lack pseudobulbs. The

Sobralia macrantha

Sobralia is a genus of over a hundred orchids native to the American tropics and subtropics. Most Sobralia specimens grow as terrestrials, but they occasionally germinate between tree branches, on humus deposits. Like most terrestrial orchids, Sobralias lack pseudobulbs. The

Encyclia ambigua

This orchid is my favorite among the Guatemalan Encyclias. It grows as an epiphyte in Honduras, Guatemala and southern Mexico, in mid-altitude humid or dry oak forests. The plants look like most Encyclias – rounded pseudobulbs that taper to leaf-bearing

Encyclia ambigua

This orchid is my favorite among the Guatemalan Encyclias. It grows as an epiphyte in Honduras, Guatemala and southern Mexico, in mid-altitude humid or dry oak forests. The plants look like most Encyclias – rounded pseudobulbs that taper to leaf-bearing

Catasetum integerrimum

Catasetum integerrimum is an extraordinary orchid in many respects. Unlike the flowers of most plants, which bear both pistils and stamens, the flowers of Catasetum are either male or female: they produce either pollen or ovules, but never both. Furthermore,

Catasetum integerrimum

Catasetum integerrimum is an extraordinary orchid in many respects. Unlike the flowers of most plants, which bear both pistils and stamens, the flowers of Catasetum are either male or female: they produce either pollen or ovules, but never both. Furthermore,

Oncidium sphacelatum

Oncidium sphacelatum is a spectacular epiphytic orchid that can grow to be quite big, with a diameter of up to a few yards. As a mature plant is has large, oval pseudobulbs with two or three long, apical leaves, and

Oncidium sphacelatum

Oncidium sphacelatum is a spectacular epiphytic orchid that can grow to be quite big, with a diameter of up to a few yards. As a mature plant is has large, oval pseudobulbs with two or three long, apical leaves, and

Trichocentrum bicallosum

This is one of my favorite orchid species. Formerly called Oncidium bicallosum, it now belongs in the genus Trichocentrum. It is superficially very similar to Trichocentrum cavendishianum. The plants are impossible to distinguish when not in bloom, as they both

Trichocentrum bicallosum

This is one of my favorite orchid species. Formerly called Oncidium bicallosum, it now belongs in the genus Trichocentrum. It is superficially very similar to Trichocentrum cavendishianum. The plants are impossible to distinguish when not in bloom, as they both

Stanhopea

Stanhopea is, without a doubt, one of our most beautiful wild orchids. There’s nothing quite like walking through a forest and spotting its yellow or cream-colored chandeliers of  flowers hanging from a branch. Because of their tree-dwelling habit, Stanhopeas do

Stanhopea

Stanhopea is, without a doubt, one of our most beautiful wild orchids. There’s nothing quite like walking through a forest and spotting its yellow or cream-colored chandeliers of  flowers hanging from a branch. Because of their tree-dwelling habit, Stanhopeas do