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a true mini with 2-1/2` clumping fan-like growths producing short spikes, each carrying several small 1/2` starry green-barred brown flowers with a white lip, nearly always blooming.
|Species:||luteo-alba var. rhodosticta|
showy compact plant with 2` to 5` leaf-span, pendulous 6-`12` spikes with up to 18 blooms per spike, long-lasting 1 1/2` flat well-rounded white flowers with a vivid scarlet column.
Growing Tip: tolerates cool drier temps
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.
Growing Tip: Cool grower that requires good water.
Andy`s favorite Barkeria, stocky very thick-rooted 3`-5` clumping deciduous stems, spring blooming 6` spikes with 2 1/2` variable colored flowers ranging from white to dark pink with large flat purple-spotted lip
thin terete pendant 15` leaves on thin 4` bulbs, strikingly beautiful 6` flowers emerging from the bulbs on short spikes, blooms range in color from burnt yellowish-orange to pure white, long hanging petals and sepals with a fimbriated lip that tapers to a point, flowers year-round, fragrant in the evening, easy grower
Growing Tip: Let it dry out between waterings.
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
a typical Brassavola which can grow upright, pendulous or both, 10` bulbs topped with terete deeply grooved 12` leaves, short spikes with clusters of up to 10 very showy 3` blooms, linear sepals and petals are yellowish with an elyptic pure white lip, center is apple green, very fragrant easy growing spring bloomer
Growing Tip: Likes very bright light.
a very elegant epiphyte, stubby pencil-like bulbs produce single curved 10` to 15` terete leaves, plant produces multiple new growths which flower simultaneously, 6 to 20 flowers are densely arranged on 5` spikes, lime green 2` blooms have large flared heart-shaped pure white lips, very fragrant in the evening, flowers at least twice a year
Growing Tip: Water more heavily during active growth.
This beautiful Brassavola from Brazil, is an easy grower with fragrant flowers mostly at night. They do require a drier winter, but this does not mean an extended drier period. Just allow your plants to slightly dry between waterings. Slightly cooler nights during this time also helps with spring flowering.
another very attractive compact `Spider Orchid` with grooved tapered 4` bulbs and short green 5` foliage, spikes up to 1 ft. with numerous spidery cream-colored 4` flowers with red/brown barring, crystalline white oval lip, fragrant, beautiful floral display, awesome plant
Growing Tip: Grow bright and moist with a dryer winter.
|Species:||alagense large form|
ideal foliage plant, wonderful creeping, mat forming miniature Bulbo with 1/4` bulbs spaced evenly 1/4` apart along their rhizomes topped with a single 1/2` ovate leaf, flush blooming with many single-flowered 1/2` spikes carrying creamy yellow translucent spidery 1/4` blooms
an insanely gorgeous Bulbo, 1` bulbs widely spaced along a meandering rhizome, each topped with a single leathery 6` matte green leaf, 7` spikes carry an umbel of up to 6 stunning 2` slightly cupped creamy yellow blooms; bow-legged lateral sepals are boldly striped red, the dorsal sepal and petals have radiating lines of red polka dots and a pronounced peachy tongue-like rocking lip
|Indigenous to:||New Guinea|
1` bulbs closely spaced on a short rhizome, each topped with a single thick dark green 4` paddle shaped leaf; this close relative of Bulbo grandiflorum has bizarre 2` beak-shaped mottled flesh-colored flowers where the sepals converge to a point with a basal opening exposing the tiny lip and petals to its pollinators
an awesome miniature Bulbo with 3/4` fat squatty wrinkled purple bulbs spaced 1/2` apart on a creeping rhizome, each topped with a 1` dark green oval shiny leaf, blooms appear in clusters from the base of the bulbs, the beautiful 1` flowers are a glossy dark red with a rocking red lip and resemble a Dutch wooden shoe.
|Species:||lasiochilum dark (breviscapum)|
upper half of flower nearly black
a uniquely gorgeous meandering small-bulbed mini, with grayish olive 2` oval leaves, that are beautifully mottled red when young; a frequent and profuse bloomer producing short 2-flowered spikes, each of the opposing 1` red-spotted maroon flowers have fused lateral sepals that jut forward and are topped with a short, baseball cap-like dorsal sepal, petals reduced to dangling mobile half red, half white hairs
This unique bulbophyllum is found in the Philippines around 600 meters on the eastern coast of Luzon. It is a intermediate to warm grower, growing in a fair bit of shade.
mini with a great growth habit and beautiful Masdevallia-like blooms, tiny 1/4` light green bulbs are topped with a 1` light green leaf, numerous wiry 1-1/2` spikes carry a single very attractive flower, glossy 1/2` blooms are orange-red with darker veins, sepals are oval with a goose-bump texture, prominent tongue-shaped dark red 1/4` lip
Growing Tip: Keep very moist year round.
a very beautiful and odd species closely allied to B. grandiflorum, 1` bulbs are closely spaced on a creeping rhizome topped with a single 5` leathery spatulate leaf, numerous 4` long basal flower spikes each carrying a single 2-1/2` attractive bloom, the hooded dorsal sepal is an iridescent white turning to pink with translucent basal windows, forward pointing lateral sepals are white, with tiny thread like petals with tear-drop tips, and a rocking pink lip.
Known as the lizard`s Head Bulbophyllum for the shape of the individual flower on their pendulous flower spikes. Plants should be grown in baskets or on mounts to accomidate for their pendulous flowering habit.
While the flowers on this species is tiny, the foliage and the specimen it makes is beautiful. A must have if you like foliage and unique plant growth.
clusters of yellow flowers, mass bloomer
|Indigenous to:||New Guinea|
found in New Guinea at around 2300 meters of elevation, is a great mini to grow in your cold to intermediate tanks.
|Species:||taylori (glaucous leaf)|
delightful miniature with upright 2` stems which form dense clumps over time, each stem is topped with a 2` oblong leathery leaf, flowers appear singly at the base of the leaves, 1/2` blooms are creamy white with a pair of antennae-like petals and a pale pink fuzzy lip, flowers year round
Growing Tip: Keep moist year round.
this interesting miniature has 1/2` bulbs topped with a 2` thickened terete leaf with short arching spikes densely packed with 1/2` blooms, the beautiful flowers are crystalline white with a bright yellow crest, plant quickly develops to specimen size, a great choice for any collection
|Species:||intermedia v. orlata|
compact bifoliateplant, petals and sepals are white to slightly blush depending on light, with a hot red-pink lip; very awesome and easy to grow.
awesome miniature orchid with clumping semi-pendant branching stems with 1 1/2` semi-terete dark green leaves, the lovely 3/8` flowers appear in periodic flushes along the stem, the widely open blooms are a pure crystalline snow white, very attractive
|Species:||species 40 (ribbed bulbs Vietnam)|
fantastic easy growing compact Bulbophyllum relative 1` bulbs each topped with a 3` thick leathery leaf; 4` spikes emerge from new growths each carrying 2 to 6 striking flowers, the 4` blooms have long tapering fused lateral sepals that are strongly striated red, short striped purple and yellow-orange dorsal sepal and petals are ornated with tiny violet tassels which set off the rocking red tongue-like lip
different, sort of like vulcanica, name probably not valid
stunning miniature with conical flattened 2` bulbs and short dark green leathery leaves, 12` arching spikes carry many brilliant orange-red rounded 1-1/2` flowers, this species is parent to many modern red Odontoglossum hybrids, cool grower which likes bright breezy conditions
Growing Tip: Cool grower likes good water and breezy conditions.
This superlative compact Oncidium relative has clustering 2` flattened bulbs with attractive 5` dark green leaves, multiple simple or branched spikes from 8` to 16`, carrying many crystalline hot pink 2` flowers with a prominent three-lobed white pink-tipped lip
Totally awesome mini species with 1/2` tightly clustering flattened bulbs that carry 2 tiny oval bluish grey-green leaves, single showy 1` flowers are wide open and very showy and are waxy snow white with a bright yellow callus on the lip. Reputation is difficult to grow but if you know its habitat it is easy to grow- treat it like a Laelia anceps- very bright and let dry between waterings, handles temperature extremes well but likes to cool down at night- sorry to most of you Floridians and fellow deep southerners.
A most awesome minute mini. Let dry out between watering and grow very bright
|Indigenous to:||Comoros Islands|
Needs very good air movement and high humidity to survive
Needs very good air movement and high humidity to survive
compact plant, strongly ribbed 3` pseudobulbs topped with a single 3` leaf, pendant 1` spikes carry up to 30 flat rounded golden-yellow 2` flowers, very fragrant with the scent of honey, blooms best with slightly drier winter rest
Growing Tip: Blooms better with slightly drier winter rest.
This beauty can be found throughout India . They are pendulous in habit, as well as decidous during their slight rest period.
this orchid has fat roots and graceful long, thin 10` pseudobulbs with small narrow, delicate leaves that become deciduous before flowering; pure white, 2` blossoms have a bright green throat and perfect shape and give the plant an ethereal, ephemeral overall appearance; nearly ever blooming.
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
|Species:||bracteosum (pink form)|
|Indigenous to:||New Ireland|
terrific compact plant, upright 1 ft. stems with glossy green leaves, flowers appear in June on deciduous canes, these great 1` blooms last up to 4 months, pink flowers with contrasting yellow lips are tightly clustered covering the entire cane
medium to large-sized plant that can become almost gargantuan with age, this extremely easy grower blooms off of old and new pseudobulbs alike, and is very floriferous; two-inch flowers appear on multiple, arching and pendant spikes carrying up to 25 flowers each in spring/early summer; extremely fragrant blossoms are bright yellow with a darker yellow lip; this plant absolutely thrives outdoors in coastal southern California and other warm climates.
Growing Tip: Tolerates full sun in more mild climates.
|Indigenous to:||Sulawesi Island|
Like hassaltii but different, very upright with intense dark purple flowers
Closely related to Dendrobium unicum but with dark orange red lip with red veins
a terrific compact plant with short fat 4` spindle shaped bulbs that carry several thin 2` leaves, numerous semi-pendant spikes carrying 4 - 8 blooms are produced from the seasonally deciduous canes, the rounded 1-1/2` flowers are a rich golden yellow and long lasting
a medium-sized epiphyte from the Nigrohirsutae section of dendrobiums, D. formosum has a very large and stately flower that is pure white with contrasting yellow-orange markings in the center of the lip; this is definitely the kind of plant that orchid judges like, and is ideal for anyone who loves fragrant and large (up to 4`) blooms but doesn’t have a lot of space; very easy grower
|Indigenous to:||Vanuatu Island|
this extremely rare orchid of section Pedilonum bears 4` to 8` stems that become pendant and leafless as they grow, mass clusters of fascinating, intense purple- pink blooms; individual flowers are small (less than 1/2`), but produce an overall very showy appearance
|Species:||guibertii (griffithianum v.)|
orchid digest 1999 jan pg 14