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Orchid Evolution

In the discussion section of the Richard Dawkins website, a poster asked the question "Do orchids have eyes?" A few interesting remarks on orchid evolution have been added.

Wanted spiranthes Australis

I am looking for a Spiranthes Australis for sale.

The Orchid Ark

A few hours ago, we launched the Orchid Ark:

Northern Thai orchids

Dokmai Garden is a private botanical garden with nearly 1000 plant species on display, including orchids.

Spathoglottis plicata seed pod

I need some advice on the seed pod that has formed on my plicata, probably due to the ants that have been all over it since it started flowering.

Wanted - Oncidium luridum (synonym Oncidium guttatum

Hi everyone,

I have been reading up on oncidiums. Does anyone know where I might get Oncidium Lirudim (oncid.synonym Oncidium guttatum). As I understand it is a "mule eared" oncidium.

Miltassia Charles M. Fitch x Rhynchostele 'Stamfordiense'

In my posting of many moons ago, I sent a photo of my most faithful flowering orchid, Miltassia Charles M Fitch x Odontoglossum Stamfordiense.

Can anyone help with a name

I bought a Bulbophyllum some time ago with the name 'putehrum' on the label. I can not find this name registered on Kew.


Hello to All,

This may sound like a pretty stupid question as I have been growing orchids for about 7 years, but I’ve never had this problem before.

New to the forum IOSPE

Hi All My name is Jay Pfahl and I write I am sure that some of you are aware of it but if not check it out. There are currently 12,526 species in 809 genera.

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