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 are very large, especially when they are viewed in comparison to the diminutive size of this miniature orchid.  

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 and drier periods.  It will be interesting to see how well this miniature orchid grows in the constant conditions provided by the BiOrbAir terrarium.

Domingoa purpurea is a miniature epiphytic orchid, which originates from Guatemala and Mexico.

Domingoa purpurea is a miniature epiphytic orchid species that does not require a rest period to grow well.  So if the conditions you provide are constant, with sufficient light, water, and nutrients, this miniature orchid will grow well for you.

This Domingoa purpurea specimen is growing inside my Miniature Orchid BiOrbAir terrarium.  

Diplocaulobium abbreviatum is a slow growing miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to New Guinea.  Diplocaulobium abbreviatum produces attractive star shaped, white flowers that are edged with cream, with small yellow and dark purple markings in the centre of each inflorescence.

This Diplocaulobium abbreviatum specimen is growing inside my Miniature Orchid BiOrbAir terrarium, you can see how well this miniature orchid is growing in my BiOrbAir Review – Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir.  

Bulbophyllum falcatum ‘Minor’ is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from central and western Africa, where this plant grows in warm conditions, in the lower slopes and regions of the forests.

This Bulbophyllum falcatum ‘Minor’ specimen (the plant you see pictured above) is growing inside my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium, you can see how well this plant is growing in my BiOrbAir Review – Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir (part three).  

Angraecum equitans can be found growing in Madagascar, in humid, highland forests.  This epiphytic orchid species grows in full sun, on the outer branches of trees.

Angraecum equitans flowers in spring and summer, its flowers are large, white, and fragrant in the evening.

This Angraecum equitans specimen is growing inside my Miniature Orchid BiOrbAir terrarium, you can see how well this miniature orchid is growing in my BiOrbAir Review – Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir.  

Amesiella philippinensis is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which produces between one and five, very large, magnificent snow-white flowers at each flowering.  Amesiella philippinensis’s blooms are borne on racemes from late autumn until early spring each year.

Amesiella philippinensis is endemic to the Philippines, where this miniature orchid species can be found growing on trees in moist mountain forests. This miniature orchid has long, thick, fleshy roots, and thick, fleshy, somewhat leathery leaves.

Aerangis punctata is an epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in central highland Madagascar, and also on the island nation of Reunion, at elevations between 900m and 1500m.

Aerangis punctata grows in humid, evergreen forests, and in highland forests and scrubland, where this plant can be found growing upon both shrubs and trees.  In its native environment, Aerangis punctata flowers from December through until March. 

Aerangis fastuosa can be found in the eastern and central Madagascar highlands, between 900 and 1750m.  This miniature, epiphytic orchid species grows in a number of different natural habitats, from humid, evergreen forests, to mountain and coastal forests, where it flowers from July to December each year.

Aerangis fastuosa produces white flowers, which are very large in comparison to the size of the plant.  

Aerangis hyaloides is an orchid species that’s endemic to Eastern Madagascar, where this miniature, epiphytic orchid species grows on the branches of trees, in moist areas of shady, evergreen forests.  Aerangis hyaloides produces racemose inflorescences of up to twenty, white coloured, glistening blooms, from winter to early spring, each year.

The specific epithet of this miniature orchid species’ name is ‘hyaloides’, which originates from the greek word for glass, this references this orchid’s beautiful flowers, which naturally glisten, and sparkle – the blooms can certainly be considered as glass-like, and this delightful miniature orchid’s leaves are naturally glossy too.