Posts Tagged: Orchids

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

Macroclinium bicolor

If you happen to see what looks like a tiny purple-and-white koosh ball hanging from a branch while walking beneath a cypress tree, well… You’ve just come across Macroclinium bicolor in all of its splendor. In Guatemala City, Macroclinium bicolor

Macroclinium bicolor

If you happen to see what looks like a tiny purple-and-white koosh ball hanging from a branch while walking beneath a cypress tree, well… You’ve just come across Macroclinium bicolor in all of its splendor. In Guatemala City, Macroclinium bicolor

Epiphytes ~ Epífitas

Anacheilium radiatum is a medium-sized, fragrant orchid that either grows on trees (as an epiphyte) or on rocks (as a lithophyte). And here I must introduce some terminology, as I will inevitably be writing a lot about orchids. Some orchids

Epiphytes ~ Epífitas

Anacheilium radiatum is a medium-sized, fragrant orchid that either grows on trees (as an epiphyte) or on rocks (as a lithophyte). And here I must introduce some terminology, as I will inevitably be writing a lot about orchids. Some orchids