Paphiopedilum (Lady Slipper Orchid)

Paphiopedilum, Aka the Venus slipper, or Lady slipper orchid, is an orchid belonging to the subfamily Cypripedioideae of the flowering plant family Orchidaceae. The genus comprises some 80 accepted taxa including several natural hybrids. The genus is native to Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, southern China, New Guinea and the Solomon and Bismarck Islands, as…

Odontocidium Wild Willie 'Pacific Bingo' (Odm. reichenheimii x Onc. Wildwood)

Odontocidium Wild Willie ‘Pacific Bingo’ (Odm. reichenheimii x Onc. Wildwood)

Odontocidium Wild Willie ‘Pacific Bingo’ (Odm. reichenheimii x Onc. Wildwood) Odontocidium, abbreviated as Odcdm. in the horticultural trade, is the nothogenus comprising intergeneric hybrids of the two orchid genera Odontoglossum and Oncidium (Odm. x Onc.). Many orchids formerly classified as Colmanara have been reclassified as Odontocidium by the American Orchid Society. This one is blooming at…

Spathoglottis Plicata (Ground Orchid)

Spathoglottis Plicata (Ground Orchid)

Spathoglottis Plicata (Ground Orchid) Aka Philippine Ground Orchid, Philippine Orchid, or Orquídea terrestre, are extremely easy to take care of. They grow in well-draining soil, and in the tropics, bloom all year. There are about 45 species of Spathoglottis in diverse habitats in India, Philippines, SE Asia, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Borneo, and Cape York Peninsula in Australia.…

Oncidium maculatum

Oncidium maculatum (Brassidium Golden Gamine ‘White Knight’)

Oncidium maculatum Brassidium Orchid (Brassidium White Knight) Aka as Brassia, Star or Spider Orchid, or Shooting star,  is native to Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and northern South America. Brassia is a genus of orchids classified in the Oncidiinae subtribe. It’s considered a cross between  Brassia and Oncidium Orchids, therefore belonging a subtribe of Oncidium. The genus was named after…

Arachnis Maggie Oei (Scorpion Orchid)

Arachnis Maggie Oei (Scorpion Orchid) Aka Spider Orchid, Orquidea Araña, Tiger Orquid or simply Arachnis, is native to Southeast Asia, growing in the wilds of Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. In the Malaysian forest, you can find just 3 species, however it is these three species that have produced…

Vanda Orchid

Vanda coerulea, aka Blue Orchid. This is a Vanda Orchid at the Fairchild Botanical Gardens, in Miami. Vanda is a genus in the orchid family (Orchidaceae) which, although not large (about fifty species), belongs to a subfamily of Orchids called the Epidendroideae, which comprise more than 15,000 species. They are the largest Orchid plants (large specimens can easily grow…

Cattleya Orchid

Cattleya is a genus of 113 species of orchids ranging from Mexico to tropical South America. The genus was named in 1824 by John Lindley after Sir William Cattley from England who was the first to bloom a specimen of Cattleya labiata. Cattleyas are exclusive to the neotropics. They are native to Central and South…

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchid (Yellow Form) Aka Moth Orchid. Phalaenopsis is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. Many are hybrids of Phalaenopsis amabilis, Phalaenopsis schilleriana or Phalaenopsis stuartiana. The generic name stems from Greek “phalaina”, butterfly, and “opsis”,…