Orchids

This page lists many of the orchids that feature in articles I’ve written for pumpkinbeth.com

Click on each plant’s name to discover more information and find links to every article which mentions that particular orchid.

Click here to see three planting lists giving information and pictures of orchids that are suited to cool, intermediate, and warm temperatures.

Click here to see a list of mini-miniature, epiphytic orchids.  These tiny plants that will comfortably fit inside a regular sized bottle garden or terrarium, this list includes the details of the nurseries and suppliers that stock these plants.

Click here to see a list of miniature, epiphytic orchids, which includes the details of the nurseries and suppliers that stock the individual plants.

Click here to see a list of all the fragrant orchids mentioned on www.pumpkinbeth.com

In March 2018, I was delighted to be awarded National Collection status for two of my collections of miniature orchids.

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Dryadella edwalii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that originates from the cloud forests of Brazil, where this orchid grows upon trees and other plants growing in these very humid areas of forest.  Although this is a mini orchid with compact blooms that can sometimes…

Dryadella simula is a cool growing, miniature epiphytic, orchid species that’s found growing in the lower regions of cloud forest in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.  This orchid experiences natural variations during the seasons in its native environment, where it will experience dry seasons…

Epidendrum porpax is an epiphytic orchid species that originates from Colombia and Venezuela, where this miniature sized plant can be found growing on trees in areas of humid forest.  Epidendrum propax has a naturally creeping habit, this orchid forms spreading plant mats, that clothe the…

Gastrochilus retrocallus is an orchid species that was previously known as Haraella retrocalla.  Gastrochilus retrocallus is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Taiwan.  This miniature orchid can be found growing upon trees in forests, at elevations ranging from 1000m to 2200m. Gastrochilus retrocallus is…

Grammatophyllum speciosum has many common names – Queen of Orchids, sugar cane orchid, tiger orchid, and perhaps unsurprisingly, giant orchid, as it’s reputed to be the largest orchid in the world!  Read more about Grammatophyllum speciosum here: Queen Of Orchids, The Largest Orchid In The World…

Holcoglossum flavescens is a miniature sized, epiphytic orchid species that is endemic to China.  Plants grow upon the branches of trees, in forested areas that enjoy a humid atmosphere. Holcoglossum flavescens produces beautiful flowers, which have quite a charm and character to them, however the…

Holcoglossum weixiense is a species of epiphytic, miniature orchid, that originates from the Weixi area of the Yunnan Province, in the South West of China.  Here Holcoglossum weixiense can be found upon trees growing near rivers, in areas of evergreen, mountainous forest.  This miniature, epiphytic orchid…

Hymenorchis javanica is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Java. Hymenorchis javanica produces white, crystalline flowers, which feature a very attractive green central marking.  The flower’s petals display a fringed, serrated edge.  This miniature orchid species blooms for about six months of…

Lemurella culicifera is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that can be found growing in the Comoros Islands and in the West and South Western regions of Madagascar.  Plants from this orchid species grow in thickets and in dry forests, in areas that range from just above…

Lepanthes aculeata is a mini miniature orchid species that produces bright and cheerful, red, orange and yellow coloured blooms.  The flowers arise from the underside of a leaf; as the leaves are fairly upright they actually display Lepanthes aculeata’s flowers rather nicely. I adore almost…

Lepanthes matamorosii is a mini miniature orchid species from Costa Rica.  This incredible little plant produces brick-red-orange coloured flowers which are astonishingly large in comparison to the size of the plant; they’re very cute! In the wild, Lepanthes matamorosii can be found growing in regions at around…

Lepanthes telipogoniflora is such a tiny little mini miniature, epiphytic orchid species.  This orchid is small enough for any size of terrarium!  Lepanthes telipogoniflora is endemic to Colombia, where the plant grows as an epiphyte on trees growing in cloud forests.  This orchid species is usually…

Found in Venezuela and Colombia, Lepanthopsis astrophora ‘Stalky’ is an epiphytic, miniature orchid species that can be found growing in wet, mountainous forests and cloud forests. Once Lepanthopsis astrophora ‘Stalky’ has grown to a mature size, this lovely miniature orchid blooms for periods of up…

Leptotes bicolor is a miniature epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Brazil and Paraguay, where this miniature orchid enjoys warm temperatures and humid conditions. Plants produce beautiful, white flowers, which are large in size and enhanced with a vibrant shade of pink.  Leptotes bicolor flowers…

Leptotes unicolor is a miniature epiphytic orchid species that originates from Brazil and Argentina.  This is an easy going little orchid, that is happiest growing mounted on a branch, a stick, or a piece of cork bark; this miniature orchid favours growing in a location…

Macroclinium chasei is a mini-miniature sized orchid species from Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia.  Another epiphyte – a plant that grows upon another plant, Macroclinium chasei plants produce small, fan shaped leaves and tiny white flowers.  Macroclinium chasei originates from a wet and very humid environment.  This diminutive…

Macroclinium manabinum is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Manabi in Ecuador, where this miniature sized orchid can be found growing upon trees, in forest areas. Macroclinium manabinum favours growing in areas that enjoy warm to hot temperatures and filtered, diffused light.  This…

Masdevallia ‘Snowbird’ is a miniature sized, epiphytic orchid.  This particular Masdevallia is a primary hybrid, the orchid parent plants that created this hybrid are Masdevallia tovarensis and Masdevallia mejiana.  Masdevallia ‘Snowbird’ produces single, white coloured, large sized, rather elegant flowers, which are long lasting and have a…

Masdevallia amabilis is a miniature lithophytic or terrestrial orchid species, which originates from Peru.  There are a variety of different coloured flower forms of this orchid species available: pink, red, orange, and purple flowered forms can be found. Masdevallia amabilis tends to grow in a…

Masdevallia corazonica is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to the cloud forests of Ecuador.  This miniature orchid species grows in higher altitudes, in moist, shady areas of forest.  This is one of the smallest sized Masdevallia species you’ll find. Masdevallia corazonica is…

Masdevallia decumana is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that can be found growing upon trees, in the cloud forests of south eastern Ecuador and northern Peru.  This Masdevallia species requires warm, damp, and very humid growing conditions to grow and flourish. This miniature orchid’s flowers…

Masdevallia nidifica is a miniature epiphytic and lithophytic orchid species, which is widespread: this species originates from Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia, where this plant can be found growing in areas of mountainous forest and cloud forests. Given cool to intermediate temperatures, a shaded environment…

Masdevallia polysticta is a miniature to small sized orchid species that hails from the cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru, where plants grow in very humid areas, in the mountains.  An epiphytical orchid species, Masdevallia polysticta grows upon other plants. It’s important that Masdevallia polysticta…

Masdevallia rechingeriana is a miniature, cool growing, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Venezuela.  Masdevallia rechingeriana produces a triquetrous inflorescence, which is very tall, and is longer in length than the plant’s leaves. Masdevallia rechingeriana is growing inside my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium, you can…

Masdevallia tentaculata is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Ecuador.  Plants of this particular orchid species are really quite striking when they are in bloom, as this plant develops very tall flowering stems, the size of these flowering stems is especially impressive…

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