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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. Ancistrochilus / rothschildianus.
3" Pot
Uganda
Africa Angraecum / doratophyllum.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Angraecum Species: doratophyllum Indigenous to: Africa
Genus: Barbosella Species: miersii Indigenous to: Brazil Barbosella / miersii.
Stick Mounted Plant
Brazil
Reunion Island Bonniera (Angraecum) / corrugatum.
Stick Mounted Plant
Genus: Bonniera (Angraecum) Species: corrugatum Indigenous to: Reunion Island
thick flat 6" leaves, 4"+ flowers have apple-green petals and sepals with a pure white flared lip, free blooming and very fragrant at night Brassavola / grandiflora.
Stick Mounted Plant
Belize
Peru Brassia / warszewizcii (small flowers).
6" Basket
Genus: Brassia Species: warszewizcii (small flowers) Indigenous to: Peru
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: averyanovii Indigenous to: Vietnam Bulbophyllum / averyanovii.
Slab Mounted Plant
Vietnam
Burma Bulbophyllum / comosum.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: comosum Indigenous to: Burma
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: inconspicuum Indigenous to: Japan Bulbophyllum / inconspicuum.
Slab Mounted Plant
Japan
Philippines Bulbophyllum / odoratum.
6" Basket
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: odoratum Indigenous to: Philippines
Genus: Bulbophyllum Species: ovalifolium (cream w/red stripe) Indigenous to: Java Bulbophyllum / ovalifolium (cream w/red stripe).
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Java
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.
4" Basket
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
Panama Clowesia (Catasetum) / warczewitzii.
4" Basket
compact deciduous epiphyte, round 3" bulbs producing pendant spikes of pale-green flowers with darker green venation throughout with a frilled lip and a yellow center, very fragrant
Genus: Coelogyne Species: pulchella Indigenous to: Burma Coelogyne / pulchella.
Stick Mounted Plant
Burma
Malaysia Coelogyne / xyrekes.
4" Basket
Genus: Coelogyne Species: xyrekes Indigenous to: Malaysia
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 Dendrobium / bellatulum.
Stick Mounted Plant
Thailand
Australia Dendrobium / canaliculatum.
Stick Mounted Plant
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
Genus: Dendrobium Species: cuthbertsonii purple Indigenous to: New Guinea Dendrobium / cuthbertsonii purple.
Slab Mounted Plant
New Guinea
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
New Guinea Dendrobium / subuliferum.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Dendrobium Species: subuliferum Indigenous to: New Guinea
a miniature with tapered 2" bulbs topped with glossy dark-green leaves, flowers arise from short leafless stems, 1-1/2" flattened brilliant orange blooms with a green-black lip, these stunning flowers last up to six months in perfect condition; Cool grower Dendrobium / vexillarius v.microblepharum.
Slab Mounted Plant
New Guinea
New Guinea Diplocaulobium / fariniferum.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Diplocaulobium Species: fariniferum Indigenous to: New Guinea
Genus: Dracula Species: marinii Indigenous to: Ecuador Dracula / marinii.
4" Basket
Ecuador
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.
4" Basket
Mexico
China Epigeneium / aff clemensiae.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Epigeneium Species: aff clemensiae Indigenous to: China
Genus: Epigeneium Species: geminatum Indigenous to: Sumatra Epigeneium / geminatum.
Treefern Pole Mounted Plant
Sumatra
Java Epigeneium / triflorum v. orientale.
4" Basket
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: longipes (aff.globifera) Indigenous to: Vietnam Eria / longipes (aff.globifera).
Stick Mounted Plant
Vietnam
Sumatra Eria / merapiensis (sp.bright yellow).
Stick Mounted Plant
Genus: Eria Species: merapiensis (sp.bright yellow) Indigenous to: Sumatra
a neat semi-pendant miniature with a vandaceous growth-habit, 3/4" wide leaves reach 6" in length, spikes emerge from the base of the stem between the leaves producing a cluster of attractive 3/4" blooms, greenish yellow sepals and petals are spotted with dark crimson, proportionately pouch-like lip is yellow edged in red with a fuzzy white appendage on the tip, easy grower and frequent bloomer Gastrochilus / calceolaris.
Stick Mounted Plant
China
Madagascar Gastrorchis (Phaius) / humblotii v. humblotii.
4" Pot
a fantastic terrestrial genus with knock-out flowers, short thick bulbs produce 2 or 3 lush heavily-undulated dark green 18" leaves, graceful upright 2 ' spikes, gorgeous 2" flowers have lavender sepals and petals, large violet pink lip has side lobes that are yellow/orange and heavily spotted with reddish brown and brilliant green, a very handsome plant. (Additional shipping may apply due to size of plant)
Genus: Gomesa Species: crispa Indigenous to: Brazil Gomesa / crispa.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Brazil
China Holcoglossum / rupestre.
Stick Mounted Plant
Genus: Holcoglossum Species: rupestre Indigenous to: China
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 / subulifolium.
Stick Mounted Plant
Vietnam
New Caledonia Inobulbon / munificum.
Stick Mounted Plant
a beautiful and uncommon exotic orchid from the South Pacific allied to Dendrobium, round 2" to 3" bulbs which with age become covered with long bristle-like hairs, tan colored roots have a sand-paper texture, 2 or 3 glossy dark green broad 12" apical leaves, 1 to 3 arching strongly branched 18" spikes with dozens of blooms, 1" flowers have yellowish-green sepals and petals with dark red blotches, lip is dark red with yellow tip, handsome plant
this hardy species produces fantastic flowers, egg-shaped bulbs with 2 narrow leathery leaves each, 2'+ spikes with up to 20 blooms, the 2" to 3" pure white flowers have a yellow callus and red veining inside the white lip, easy to grow and flower, tolerant of a wide range of conditions and fragrant Laelia / albida.
Stick Mounted Plant
Mexico
Mexico Laelia / anceps.
Stick Mounted Plant
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)
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 Lockhartia / species.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Lockhartia Species: species Indigenous to: Mexico
Genus: Masdevallia Species: andreettana Indigenous to: Ecuador Masdevallia / andreettana.
Slab Mounted Plant
Ecuador
Colombia Masdevallia / caesia.
Treefern Pole Mounted Plant
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
Genus: Masdevallia Species: lychniphora Indigenous to: Peru Masdevallia / lychniphora.
Slab Mounted Plant
Peru
Peru Maxillaria / pyhalae (fucata type).
6" Basket
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
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
Japan Neofinetia / falcata (Toma Kongo).
Stick Mounted Plant
Genus: Neofinetia Species: falcata (Toma Kongo) Indigenous to: Japan
Genus: Oberonia Species: iridifolia (species (Java)) Indigenous to: Java Oberonia / iridifolia (species (Java)).
Stick Mounted Plant
Java
Brazil Oncidium / pumilum.
Stick Mounted Plant
Genus: Oncidium Species: pumilum Indigenous to: Brazil
Genus: Ornithocephalus Species: dolabratus Indigenous to: Colombia Ornithocephalus / dolabratus.
Stick Mounted Plant
Colombia
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
fall and winter bloomer, a recently rediscovered miniature Phalaenopsis with iridescent brilliant green 4" leaves, wide and pronounced greenish gray roots, arching 8" to 12" spikes carry numerous 1 1/2" blooms, sepals and petals are pure white with the petals being flat and rounded, amethyst purple lip is narrow and the column is topped with an elongated beak-like pollen cap, easy grower. Phalaenopsis / lowii.
Stick Mounted Plant
Burma
Burma Phalaenopsis / parishii.
Stick Mounted Plant
a beautiful miniature confused for a long time with Phalaenopsis lobbii, this slightly smaller plant has bluish-green 2" leaves and produces more flowers though they are a bit smaller as well, 3/4" well-rounded blooms are shaped similarly to lobbii but sepals and petals are pure white with either a violet or red lip.
Exotic green and red blooms,Additional shipping may apply due to size of the plant. Plant Impatiens / keilii.
6" Basket
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
Tanzania Polystachya / paniculata.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Polystachya Species: paniculata Indigenous to: Tanzania
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.
4" Basket
Brazil
Brazil Rhipsalis (Cactus) / capilliformis.
4" Basket
Genus: Rhipsalis (Cactus) Species: capilliformis Indigenous to: Brazil
Genus: Rhipsalis (Cactus) Species: clavata Indigenous to: Brazil Rhipsalis (Cactus) / clavata.
4" Basket
Brazil
Ecuador Stanhopea / jenischiana.
6" Basket
an incredible compact plant with clustering 1" bulbs topped with a single plicate 12" leaf, sweetly fragrant pendulous fleshy 4" flowers appear from the bottom of the basket, yellow blooms with random circular red spots, the shiny yellow and cream-tipped purple speckled lip appears to be sculpted from wax, multiple spikes with up to 7 flowers. (Additional shipping may apply due to size of plant)
Genus: Stelis Species: glomerosa Indigenous to: Ecuador Stelis / glomerosa.
Stick or Slab Mounted Plant
Ecuador
Peru Trichoceros / species M.
Stick Mounted Plant
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
Genus: Trichopilia Species: occidentalis Indigenous to: Peru Trichopilia / occidentalis.
6" Basket
Peru
Colombia Trichosalpinx / chamaelepanthes (pendant).
Treefern Pole Mounted Plant
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
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. Trisetella / hoeijeri.
Stick Mounted Plant
Ecuador
Philippines Tuberolabium (Saccolabium) / brevirhachis (guamense).
Stick Mounted Plant
Genus: Tuberolabium (Saccolabium) Species: brevirhachis (guamense) Indigenous to: Philippines
a miniature epiphyte found growing on ficus trees, it has a Phalaenopsis-like growth habit with thick leathery 4" leaves, numerous heavy pendulous 6" spikes emerge from between the leaves, buds appear from sheathed nodes on the thickened spikes producing a dense spray of pure white 1/2" flowers with violet spotted lips, very fragrant. Tuberolabium (Saccolabium) / kotoense.
Stick Mounted Plant
Taiwan