Lemonia (Ravenia spectabilis)

Ravenia spectabilis (Lindl.) Engl.1874, commonly called Lemonia, Limonia or Pink Ravenia is a flowering shrub, native to Central- and South America and the Caribbean Islands, but also naturalized in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The Lemonia (Ravenia spectabilis) shrub belongs to the citrus family (Rutaceae) and get a heihgt up to about 3,5 meters. The picturesque, Read More »

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Bulbophyllum orectopetalum

Bulbophyllum orectopetalum Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1992 is an epiphytic growing orchid species, native to Myanmar (fomerly Burma) Thailand, and Cambodia. Flowers, born on short, single-flowered inflorescences, get a size of about 3,5 cm in diameter and are quite variable in colors and markings. Flowering period: Spring. Bulbophyllum orectopetalum orchids are protected by CITES Appendix Read More »

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Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi (Hasselt ex Hassk.) Blume & Rchb. f. 1860 is an epiphytic, occassionally lithophytic growing orchid species, native to India, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Inflorescences of the small sized orchid can reach lengths up to 40 cm and carry up to a dozen fleshy flowers. The Read More »

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Epidendrum ciliare

Epidendrum ciliare L. 1759 (Coilostylis ciliaris (L.)Withner & P.A.Harding 2004) is an epiphytic, occassionally lithophytic growing orchid species, native to Central- and South America and the Caribbean Islands. Inflorescences of the medium to large sized orchid get lengths of about 30 cm and carry up to 6 greenish flowers. Flowers get a size of up Read More »

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Man of the Earth (Ipomoea pandurata)

Ipomoea pandurata (L.) G. Mey. 1818, commonly called Man of the Earth, Big-root Morning Glory, Wild Potato Vine or Manroot, is a herbaceous perennial vine, native to Florida and the eastern part of North America, but nowadys naturalized in most tropical and subtropical regions around the world. The tuberous root, similar to its relative, the Read More »

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Dendrobium infundibulum Lindl.1859

13.01.2014

Dendrobium infundibulum

Dendrobium infundibulum Lindl.1859 is an epiphytic growing orchid species, found at altitudes up to 2300 meters in the Himalayas, India (Assam), Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. The beautiful, white flowers are born on elder, leafless canes and get a size of up to 10 cm in diameter. Flowering period; Spring – Summer. Dendrobium Read More »

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Paphiopedilum insigne

12.01.2014

Paphiopedilum insigne

Paphiopedilum insigne (Wall. ex Lindl.) Pfitzer 1886 is a terrestrial growing lady slipper orchid species, native to the North-East Indian states Assam and Meghalaya, Bangladesh and Nepal. Inflorescences of the rare in nature orchid get lengths up to 30 cm and carry normally just one, single flower, rarely two. The stunning flowers get a width Read More »

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Crimson Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus)

12.01.2014

Crimson Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus)

Callistemon citrinus (Curtis) Skeels 1913, commonly called Crimson Bottlebrush or Lemon Bottlebrush, is a shrub, native to South-East Australia (Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria). The Crimson Bottlebrush shrub belongs to the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae) and reach heights up to 3 meters. The flower spikes get lengths of about 6 to 10 cm. The leaves, Read More »

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Phalaenopsis Golden Beauty

11.01.2014

Phalaenopsis Golden Beauty

Phalaenopsis Golden Beauty is an epiphytic growing moth orchid cultivar, a crossing between the hybrid Phalaenopsis Paifang’s Auckland (seed parent) and the species orchid Phalaenopsis amboinensis (pollen parent). Phalaenopsis Golden Beauty has been registered with the Royal Horticultural Society in the year 1995 by J.& I.Sellés. The long, branched inflorescences carry about 10-12 creamy colored Read More »

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Paphiopedilum parishii

10.01.2014

Paphiopedilum parishii

Paphiopedilum parishii (Rchb. f.) Stein 1892 is an epiphytic, occassionally terrestrial or lithophytic growing lady slipper orchid species, native to India (Assam), Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand and South China (Yunnan). The natural habitat of the rare lady slipper orichd is at altitudes from 1200-2200 meters. Paphiopedilum parishii has been named in honor to Reverend Charles Read More »

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Hoya megalaster

09.01.2014

Hoya megalaster

Hoya megalaster Warb. ex K. Schum. & Lauterb. 1905 is an impressive waxflower vine species, native to Papua New Guinea and Northern Australia. The large, wine-red flowers are grouprd in umbels of up to about 12 single flowers and last for about one week. The fragrant flowers, with a scent reminecent of vanilla get a Read More »

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Vandachostylis Thai Sky

08.01.2014

Vandachostylis Thai Sky

Vandachostylis Thai Sky (synonym:Vascostylis Thai Sky) is an epiphytic growing orchid hybrid, a crossing between the cultivars Vandachostylis Charlotte Oestreicher (seed parent) and Vandachostylis Tham Yuen Hae (pollen parent). The bright purple colored orchid hybrid has been developed and registered with the Royal Horticultural Society in the year 1992 by Suphachadiwong, an orchid breeder from Read More »

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Phalaenopsis violacea fo. coerulea Christenson

07.01.2014

Phalaenopsis violacea fo. coerulea

Phalaenopsis violacea fo. coerulea Christenson 2001 is an epiphytic growing color form (variety) of Phalaenopsis violacea with greenish at the edges, light purple-blue flowers, found in Malaysia. The fragrant flowers get a size of up to about 5 cm in diameter. Flowering period: throughout the year. Phalaenopsis violacea orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II Read More »

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Oceanblue Morning Glory (Ipomoea indica)

04.01.2014

Oceanblue Morning Glory (Ipomoea indica)

Ipomoea indica (Burm.) Merr. 1917, commonly called Oceanblue Morning Glory, Blue Dawn Flower, Island Morning Glory or Blue Morning Glory, is a vigorous, perennial, climbing and creeping vine, originally native to South America and the West Indies, but nowadys naturalized in most tropical and subtropical regions around the world. The Oceanblue Morning Glory (Ipomoea indica) Read More »

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Buddha’s Lamp (Mussaenda philippica var. aurorae)

03.01.2014

Mussaenda philippica

Mussaenda philippica var. aurorae, commonly called Buddha’s Lamp, Doña Aurora. Virgin Tree or Tropical Dogwood is a tropical, flowering shrub or small tree, native to the Philippines. Buddha’s Lamp shrubs can reach heights up to about 5-6 meters and belong to the coffee family (Rubiaceae). Mussaenda philippica var. aurorae has been discovered in the year Read More »

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