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a compact and cool-growing Brassia relative, this species has dark green strap-shaped leaves up to 10" in length that emerge from 2" pseudobulbs; the 1" tubular flowers are densely borne on multiple, 10" spikes of up to 10 flowers each, and are a startling bright orange-red with pointed, flared tips on the sepals and petals, giving them a slightly starry appearance. Ada (Brassia) / aurantiaca.
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Colombia
Madagascar Aeranthes / ramosa.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Aeranthes Species: ramosa Indigenous to: Madagascar
creeping miniature with 1/2" bulbs topped with 2 or 3 broad dark green or purplish leathery 1" leaves, beautiful 1" orange/red crystalline spidery flowers with an intense amethyst anther cap, blooms appear in dense clusters on leafless new growths that emerge in spring, definitely a cool breezy grower. Alamania / punicea.
Stick Mounted Plant
Mexico
Uganda Ancistrochilus / rothschildianus.
3" Pot
compact deciduous terrestrial with unique angular bulbs, 6" fuzzy spikes produce 4 to 5 showy long-lasting 2-1/2" rose-pink-lavender flowers, creamy green lip dotted with brown, fragrant, needs dry rest period in winter.
Genus: Angraecum Species: doratophyllum Indigenous to: Africa Angraecum / doratophyllum.
Slab Mounted Plant
Africa
Brazil Barbosella / miersii.
Stick Mounted Plant
Genus: Barbosella Species: miersii Indigenous to: Brazil
Genus: Brassia Species: warszewizcii (small flowers) Indigenous to: Peru Brassia / warszewizcii (small flowers).
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Peru
Vietnam Bulbophyllum / averyanovii.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: averyanovii Indigenous to: Vietnam
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: comosum Indigenous to: Burma Bulbophyllum / comosum.
Slab Mounted Plant
Burma
Japan Bulbophyllum / inconspicuum.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: inconspicuum Indigenous to: Japan
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: odoratum Indigenous to: Philippines Bulbophyllum / odoratum.
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Philippines
Thailand Bulbophyllum / pectinatum.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: pectinatum Indigenous to: Thailand
a miniature with 3/4" bulbs each topped by a single broad leathery 2" leaf, short spikes emerge from new growths, each carries a single comparatively large 2" flower, yellow-green fully formed sepals and petals with a waxy white lip, summer bloomer Bulbophyllum / pectinatum var. transarisanense.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Taiwan
Burma Bulbophyllum / polyrrhizum sp P (Burma).
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: polyrrhizum sp P (Burma) Indigenous to: Burma
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: sp. Sect. Brachystachyae Mini repens Indigenous to: Burma Bulbophyllum / sp. Sect. Brachystachyae Mini repens.
Stick Mounted Plant
Burma
Philippines Bulbophyllum / stellatum.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: stellatum Indigenous to: Philippines
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: tentaculiferum Indigenous to: New Guinea Bulbophyllum / tentaculiferum.
Stick Mounted Plant
New Guinea
Laos Bulbophyllum / wallichii.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: wallichii Indigenous to: Laos
Genus: Chelonistele (Coelogyne) Species: sp aff sulphurea Indigenous to: Sumatra Chelonistele (Coelogyne) / sp aff sulphurea.
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Sumatra
Vietnam Cirrhopetalum (Bulbophyllum) / sulfureum (restrep sp.51).
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Cirrhopetalum (Bulbophyllum) Species: sulfureum (restrep sp.51) Indigenous to: Vietnam
Genus: Cleisostoma (Pelatantheria) Species: scolopendrifolium Indigenous to: China Cleisostoma (Pelatantheria) / scolopendrifolium.
Stick Mounted Plant
China
Burma Coelogyne / pulchella.
Stick Mounted Plant
Genus: Coelogyne Species: pulchella Indigenous to: Burma
Genus: Coelogyne Species: xyrekes Indigenous to: Malaysia Coelogyne / xyrekes.
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Malaysia
Thailand Dendrobium / bellatulum.
Stick Mounted Plant
this attractive mini is named after its beautiful lip, cigar-shaped fat 3" pseudobulbs with bluish-green 2" leaves, 1- 1/2" flowers appear at random from leaf nodes on leafless canes, blooms throughout the year, sepals and petals are creamy white, broad bilobed lip is bright orange with a scarlet throat, easy grower
a gorgeous easy-growing miniature antelope-type Dendrobium, this drought-resistant plant has the appearance of a succulent and is mounted on its native paperbark Melaleuca tree, round 1" bulbs are topped with 3 or 4 narrow semi-cylindrical 5" leaves, several 18" spikes appear in late winter bearing 2 or 3 dozen flowers each, twisted sepals and upright petals (hence "antelope") are light green with yellow tips, lip is white with rich mauve markings, very fragrant Dendrobium / canaliculatum.
Stick Mounted Plant
Australia
New Guinea Dendrobium / cuthbertsonii purple.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Dendrobium Species: cuthbertsonii purple Indigenous to: New Guinea
Some thing new and exciting; tiny minute small pea-size bulbs that are deciduous, half inch dark green leaves, flowers are very large for thew size of the plants measuring close to 1" dwarfing the plant. Dendrobium / hekouense.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
China
Bougainville Dendrobium / lawesii.
Stick Mounted Plant
charming dwarf, strongly pendant 15" canes with beautiful bright-green foliage, canes can produce blooms for up to 10 years, clusters of long-lasting 1-1/2" tubular flowers range in color from brilliant red to vivid purple, blooms continuously, grows moist and accepts a broad temperature range
white flowered form Dendrobium / parvulum ssp. huliorum (delicatulum).
Slab Mounted Plant
New Guinea
Burma Dendrobium / species micro elliotianum.
Stick Mounted Plant
one half the size of elliotianum
Genus: Dendrobium Species: subuliferum Indigenous to: New Guinea Dendrobium / subuliferum.
Slab Mounted Plant
New Guinea
Java Dendrobium / tenellum.
Stick Mounted Plant
Bizarre, compact Dendrobium with terete leaves emerging from thin stem above a ovate 1" pseudobulbs, giving the plant a very grassy, elegant appearance even when not in bloom (looks like green onions); 1/2" flowers are usually a crystalline white with rich, reddish-purple edging and veins on the lip; the plant is nearly always in bloom
Genus: Diplocaulobium Species: fariniferum Indigenous to: New Guinea Diplocaulobium / fariniferum.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
New Guinea
Mexico Encyclia / adenocaula ssp.guadalupeae.
Stick Mounted Plant
Genus: Encyclia Species: adenocaula ssp.guadalupeae Indigenous to: Mexico
an extremely spicy sweet fragrant and attractive Encyclia, allied to E. fragrans, ovoid 2 1/2" bulbs topped with up to three arching 8" light green leaves, 4" apical spikes carrying up to 10 densely clustered flowers, 1 1/2" blooms are greenish white with an upturned shell shaped lip that is white with radiating purple lines Encyclia / chacaoensis.
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Mexico
Mexico Encyclia / maculosa.
Slab Mounted Plant
an attractive compact Encyclia with a miniature beautiful flower, 2" conical bulbs topped with 5" - 6" dark green glossy leaves, spikes up to 10" bear sequentially blooming long-lasting flowers, several of which will be open simultaneously, flower exteriors and buds are covered with papillose projections, 1/3" flowers are orange-brown minutely spotted with red, yellow pollen cap is surrounded by the itsy lip and bitsy side lobes which are white with tiny magenta spots
silvery green foliage on pear-shaped bulbs, spikes up to 18" have 10 to 25 long-lived bright orange to deep scarlet flowers, the flat blooms are 2" in diameter and have a narrow bright yellow lip, truly beautiful but has special needs: this spectacular plant is a definite cool/wet grower i.e., air-conditioned homes or offices Encyclia / vitellina.
Stick Mounted Plant
Mexico
Venezuela Epidendrum / purum ( hartii ).
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Epidendrum Species: purum ( hartii ) Indigenous to: Venezuela
Genus: Epigeneium Species: aff clemensiae Indigenous to: China Epigeneium / aff clemensiae.
Slab Mounted Plant
China
Java Epigeneium / triflorum v. orientale.
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a very attractive compact species, quadrangular 1 1/2" bulbs with a pair of bi-lobed 6" leaves, thin and arching apical spikes reach 12" long carry up to 15 beautiful creamy white long-lasting 2" star-shaped blooms, lip is white with a yellow throat and red markings on the inside, free flowering year round, easy grower.
Genus: Eria (Conchidium) Species: extinctorium Indigenous to: Nepal Eria (Conchidium) / extinctorium.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Nepal
Vietnam Eria / carinata.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Eria Species: carinata Indigenous to: Vietnam
Genus: Eria Species: merapiensis (sp.bright yellow) Indigenous to: Sumatra Eria / merapiensis (sp.bright yellow).
Stick Mounted Plant
Sumatra
Brazil Gomesa / crispa.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Gomesa Species: crispa Indigenous to: Brazil
graceful, cooler growing semi-pendant epiphyte with 8"-10" semi-terete fleshy leaves, arching, branching inflorescence carries numerous thinly textured, crystalline white 1-1/2" blooms, flared petals, anchor-shaped lip is white with orange throat Holcoglossum / auriculatum (subulifolium).
Stick Mounted Plant
Vietnam
China Holcoglossum / rupestre.
Stick Mounted Plant
Genus: Holcoglossum Species: rupestre Indigenous to: China
this is a truly great hardy drought-tolerant species with fantastic flowers, L. anceps is a Christmas bloomer, angular 4" bulbs with a solitary thick dark green 8" leaf, long 2 ft. spikes each with clusters of 2 to 5 flowers, the very showy 4" to 5" blooms are pale lavender with an intense crimson lip that has a yellow/red striped center, very easy to grow and fragrant, does very well outdoors down to 32 F. (Additional shipping may apply due to size of plant) Laelia / anceps.
Stick Mounted Plant
Mexico
Mexico Laelia / anceps ssp dawsonii.
Stick Mounted Plant
Genus: Laelia Species: anceps ssp dawsonii Indigenous to: Mexico
an easy grower, typical Laelia anceps growth habit and flower except for the pure white sepals and petals and light lavender to blush lip (some would call blue), center is yellow with dark crimson venation, another gorgeous bloom. (Additional shipping may apply due to size of plant) Laelia / anceps v. veitchiana.
Stick Mounted Plant
Mexico
Mexico Laelia / anceps x autumnalis natural hybrid.
Stick Mounted Plant
natural hybrid collected in Michoacan
a beautiful fall-blooming Laelia with 4" - 5" conical bulbs carrying 2 - 3 short thick leaves, producing 30" spikes with up to 12 showy 4" blooms, the spreading flowers are a soft lilac-rose with a magenta-tipped white lip, easy to grow and fragrant. (Additional shipping charge may apply due to size of plant) Laelia / autumnalis.
Stick Mounted Plant
Mexico
Mexico Lemboglossum (Odontoglossum) / cordatum.
Slab Mounted Plant
an epiphyte of misty forests, 3" bulbs with a wide 8" leaf, the 18" arching spikes carry attractive 3" flowers, the blooms are an impressive brown leopard-like spots on a green background with the typical large heart-shaped white lip
Genus: Lockhartia Species: species Indigenous to: Mexico Lockhartia / species.
Slab Mounted Plant
Mexico
Ecuador Masdevallia / andreettana.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Masdevallia Species: andreettana Indigenous to: Ecuador
a larger and pendant-growing Masdevallia with waxy, grayish green leaves that can reach 12" in length, this awesome plant has a 3" bright yellow/orange bloom with a tiny red lip in the center, fragrance is reminiscent of Limburger cheese Masdevallia / caesia.
Treefern Pole Mounted Plant
Colombia
Panama Masdevallia / erinacea (horrida).
Slab Mounted Plant
just in from Mars, a beautiful mini miniature with clumping grass like 1-1/2" leaves, short 2" single flowered spikes producing alien-looking 1/2" blooms, the cuppy spiny flowers are yellow, spotted red/brown with dangling globular tipped yellow tails, must be kept moist at all times
Genus: Masdevallia Species: lychniphora Indigenous to: Peru Masdevallia / lychniphora.
Slab Mounted Plant
Peru
Surinam Masdevallia / minuta.
Stick Mounted Plant
1-1/2" tall densely foliated with narrow leaves, the tiny flowers are white and bell-shaped with yellow-tipped sepals, charming little plant
Genus: Masdevallia Species: pachyura Indigenous to: Ecuador Masdevallia / pachyura.
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Ecuador
Colombia Masdevallia / tricarinata.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Masdevallia Species: tricarinata Indigenous to: Colombia
Genus: Maxillaria Species: bradei Indigenous to: Brazil Maxillaria / bradei.
Slab Mounted Plant
Brazil
Peru Maxillaria / pyhalae (fucata type).
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Genus: Maxillaria Species: pyhalae (fucata type) Indigenous to: Peru
a mini-miniature with a pendulous clumping growth habit, minute bulbs topped with a single fleshy sickle-shaped semi-terete 2" leaf, single flowers appear at the base of the bulbs throughout the year, the 3/4" blooms are somewhat closed with creamy sepals and petals covered with purple striations, protruding lip is pure white, easy grower and free-flowering. Maxillaria / uncata.
Stick Mounted Plant
Belize
New Guinea Mediocalcar / agathodaemonis.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Mediocalcar Species: agathodaemonis Indigenous to: New Guinea
attractive and easy growing member of the genus, clumping tapered olive green 3" bulbs topped with 2 to 3 dark green 12" leaves, 12" basal spikes produce up to a dozen large showy 2 1/2" blooms, sepals and petals are brown with yellow spots, large funnel-shaped flared lip is pure white with red blotching in the throat. Miltonia / candida.
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Brazil
Panama Miltoniopsis / roezlii v. alba.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Miltoniopsis Species: roezlii v. alba Indigenous to: Panama
a miniature twig epiphyte that grows on fig trees and thorn bushes in seasonally dry deciduous forests, thick grayish-white roots adorn a tuft of 1 1/2" dark green leaves, 2" spikes emerge from below the leaves carrying a cluster of 1/2" pure white flowers with 1 1/2" spurs, petals are closed and protrude over the column, sepals spread out, mildly fragrant. Mystacidium / braybonae.
Stick Mounted Plant
South Africa
South Africa Mystacidium / venosum.
Stick Mounted Plant
miniature with a 2" to 3" leaf-spread, multiple spikes with up to 8 flowers each, pure-white 3/4" blooms, very fragrant, charming dainty mini that flowers frequently.
Genus: Neofinetia Species: falcata (Toma Kongo) Indigenous to: Japan Neofinetia / falcata (Toma Kongo).
Stick Mounted Plant
Japan
Java Oberonia / iridifolia (species (Java)).
Stick Mounted Plant
Genus: Oberonia Species: iridifolia (species (Java)) Indigenous to: Java
Genus: Oncidium Species: pumilum Indigenous to: Brazil Oncidium / pumilum.
Stick Mounted Plant
Brazil
Colombia Ornithocephalus / dolabratus.
Stick Mounted Plant
Genus: Ornithocephalus Species: dolabratus Indigenous to: Colombia
Genus: Palumbina Species: candida Indigenous to: Guatemala Palumbina / candida.
Slab Mounted Plant
Guatemala
Borneo Paraphalaenopsis / labukensis.
Stick Mounted Plant
marvelous plant with a pendulous growth habit, pendant dark green narrow terete leaves can eventually reach 6 ft. in length, short basal spikes can bear up to 15 fantastic flowers, crystalline 3" blooms have wavy purplish red sepals and petals speckled with yellow and a green margin, remarkable lip is cream with an orange base and purple spotting, great cinnamon aroma.
Genus: Paraphalaenopsis Species: laycockii Indigenous to: Borneo Paraphalaenopsis / laycockii.
Stick Mounted Plant
Borneo
Madagascar Phaius / pulchellus v. pulchellus.
4" Pot
Genus: Phaius Species: pulchellus v. pulchellus Indigenous to: Madagascar
Exotic green and red blooms,Additional shipping may apply due to size of the plant. Plant Impatiens / keilii.
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Africa
Argentina Plant Tillandsia / capillaris v virescens.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Plant Tillandsia Species: capillaris v virescens Indigenous to: Argentina
Genus: Pleurothallis Species: brighamii Indigenous to: Guatemala Pleurothallis / brighamii.
Stick Mounted Plant
Guatemala
Mexico Pleurothallis / ornata (schiedei).
Stick Mounted Plant
an awesome and unique flower!!! a miniature with spatulate 1 1/2" foliage, many 4" zigzag spikes produce successive 1/4" flowers, most amazing are the purple spotted sepals with dangling white club-shaped appendages that flutter on their edges, an absolutely exquisite miniature flower, easy grower and ever-blooming.
Genus: Polystachya Species: paniculata Indigenous to: Tanzania Polystachya / paniculata.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Tanzania
Mexico Ponera / graminifolia.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Ponera Species: graminifolia Indigenous to: Mexico
3/4" angular pseudobulbs issue paired soft pale-green 3" leaves, short arching spikes carry 1-2 well rounded 2" light green flowers, heavily overlaid with red/purple concentric spotting, large rounded lip is dark purple/black with a white column, the largest flower in this group. Promenaea / stapelioides.
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Brazil
Brazil Sophronitis / mantiqueirae.
Stick Mounted Plant
Genus: Sophronitis Species: mantiqueirae Indigenous to: Brazil
Genus: Stelis Species: glomerosa Indigenous to: Ecuador Stelis / glomerosa.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Ecuador
Indonesia Thrixspermum / amplexicaule.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Thrixspermum Species: amplexicaule Indigenous to: Indonesia
the smallest of all the ones I have both in stature and flower size with very cute green flowers with a dark red buggy lip, 1/2 inch flower on short spikes Trichoceros / species M.
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Peru
Peru Trichopilia / occidentalis.
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Genus: Trichopilia Species: occidentalis Indigenous to: Peru
Trichosalpinx chamleolepanthes uniquely captivating pendant freely branching plant whose masses of surprisingly large showy blossoms dwarf its chains of tiny 1/4" oval leaves, quickly becoming a specimen plant the under the right conditions, it flush blooms periodically with brilliant magenta thinly segmented 1" spidery flowers Trichosalpinx / chamaelepanthes (pendant).
Treefern Pole Mounted Plant
Colombia
Ecuador Trisetella / hoeijeri.
Stick Mounted Plant
the crown jewel of this genus of miniatures closely related to Masdevallia, a dense cluster of 30 or more thin flattened 1" leaves produces numerous thin 1 1/2" spikes each carrying a single gorgeous crystalline white 2" bloom with a pair of purple veins along the pointed outspread lateral sepals, upright dorsal sepal is also pointed, a truly neat miniature.
Genus: Tuberolabium (Saccolabium) Species: brevirhachis (guamense) Indigenous to: Philippines Tuberolabium (Saccolabium) / brevirhachis (guamense).
Stick Mounted Plant
Philippines