Spring 2001 Orchid List
All plants are grown here at intermediate temperatures. Prices depend on size.
Mail order, or visitors by appointment (we have other species not listed, because there are only a few). All plants sent by first class post. As the size of plant available may vary, we will send an invoice with the order; payment by cheque, postal order or bank draft (overseas customers) please. We will export, with documentation at cost.
Postage:- 1-3 plants, £2.00; 4-8, £3.00. Larger orders at cost, but over £100 post free within U.K.
- Aerangis appendiculata (Malawi) A neat plant with dark green leaves and smallish flowers, but lots of them. £6-8
- Aerangis arachnopus (W. Africa) Rare and beautiful, with long, pendent inflorescences of strongly pink-tinged flowers. £10-12
- Aerangis articulata (Madagascar) Grey-green leaves, often edged with purplish; long spikes of white flowers; spurs to 15 cm long £6-8
- Aer. biloba (W. Africa) Dark green leaves; white flowers, sometimes pink-tinged; spurs c 6 cm long. £8
- Aer. distincta (Malawi) Large white flowers strongly tinged with pink; spur 15-20 cm long; leaves deeply bilobed, like a fish's tail. Two forms, one flowering in early summer, the other in autumn. £8-10
- Aer. fastuosa (Madagascar) Lots of flower power from a small plant. £8
- Aer. gravenreuthii (W. Africa) Not unlike A. confusa, but with narrower leaves and less pink in the flower. Rare in cultivation. £6-8.
- Aer. hologlottis (E.Africa) A small species but with the distinction of being the only species of Aerangis outside Africa - it also grows in Sri Lanka. Rarely offered. £8.
- Aer. hyaloides (Madagascar) One of the smallest species but flowers prolifically from an early age; £8- £10.
- Aer. jacksonii (Uganda) Resembles A. ugandensis in its foliage, but with larger flowers. A rare plant, seldom offered in cultivation but grows vigorously. £8-10.
- Aer. kotschyana (E. Africa) One of the finest species with long, coiled spurs £8
- Aer. luteoalba var. rhodosticta (E. Africa) Narrow, dark green leaves; white flowers with vermilion red column; very striking £8-10
- Aer. macrocentra (Madagascar) Small flowers but lots of them; very reliable. £6-8
- Aer. maireae (Tanzania) A rare and beautiful species recently described. Large pink-tipped flowers with a long spur. £8
- Aer. mystacidii (South-Central Africa) Lots of smallish, white flowers with reflexed petals; some have already flowered. £8 - 10
- Aer. punctata (Madagascar) A small species with pretty, silvery leaves and large flowers. Does much better mounted. £6-8
- Aer. splendida (Malawi) One of the finest of all Aerangis species with large white flowers with a gently coiled spur. £6-8
- Aer. verdickii (Malawi/Zimbabwe) Grey-green leaves; long-spurred white flowers; one of the most reliable species. Needs to be kept fairly dry in winter. £8 - 10
- Aeranthes arachnites (Madagascar) Rather like A. grandiflora but with slightly smaller flowers on long inflorescences. £6-8
- Aeranthes grandiflora (Madagascar) Large, greenish flowers that open over a long period. £8
- Aeranthes peyrotii (Madagascar) Long, narrow, grey-green leaves; typical green Aeranthes flowers on long, pendent stalks. £6-8
- Aeranthes peyrotii x caudata. We shall have to wait and see! They seem to be fast-growing. £6-8
- Amesiella phillippinensis (Phillippines) Was originally described as Angraceum. Small plants with grey-green leaves and relatively large white flowers. £8
- Ancistrorhynchus capitatus (W. Africa) Linear, dark green leaves with dentate tips; white flowers with green blotch in dense heads at base of plant £8-10
- Ancistrorhynchus metteniae (W. Africa) Rather similar, but a smaller plant with shorter leaves. £6-8.
- Angraecum doratophyllum (Sao Tome) Hanging, leafy stems that turn up at the ends; curious, if smallish, white flowers with a hooked spur. Rare. £8
- Angraecum dryadum (Madagascar) A neat plant, related to Ang. didieri, with white flowers 10-15 cm diameter. £6-8
- Angraecum eburneum ssp. superbum (Madagascar) Sometimes known as A. superbum. Flowers larger than in typical A. eburneum. £8-10
var. longicalcar The spur is over 30cm long.
- Angraecum elephantinum (Madagascar) Large, white flowers on a small compact plant. £8
- Angraecum florulentum (Madagascar) An erect plant c 25 cm tall with white, sweetly scented flowers 4-5 cm in diameter. £6-8.
- Angraecum leonis (Madagascar) Fleshy leaves in a fan; large white, long-spurred flowers. £6-8
- Angraecum mauritianum (Mauritius) Erect, stems c.25cm tall; flowers white, rather fleshy. £6-8
- Angraecum rutenbergianum (Madagascar) Rather similar to Angraecum didieri , but an even smaller plant with flowers almost as large £8
- Angraecum scottianum (Comoros Is.) Needle-shaped leaves, long-spurred white flowers. This is said to be a small form, but with the usual size of flower. £8
- Angraecum sesquipedale var. angustifolium (Syn. A. bosseri .) (Madagascar). A smaller plant than the typical form, with narrower leaves and a single-flowered inflorescence. Likes good light. £8-10.
- Calanthe candida (Madagascar) Terrestrial orchid with pleated leaves and white flowers. £8.
- Cribbia confusa (Sao Tome) Greenish-orange flowers, not large but very strongly scented; flowers off and on throughout the year. A recently described species; rare. £8-10
- Cyrtorchis acuminata (Principe) New in cultivation. Broad, bright green leaves and large, waxy white flowers, rather similar to C. arcuata , but more free-flowering. Strong young plants, apparently fast growing. £8
- Cyrtorchis arcuata (widespread in Africa). Robust plants with waxy, white flowers. Young plants, £8-10
- Cyrtorchis crassifolia (Malawi) Small plants with grey-green fleshy leaves, creamy white flowers. Young plants. £8
- Diaphananthe adoxa (E. Africa) Pendent stems to 25 cm long; smallish yellow-green flowers; a plant from upland, evergreen forests. Young plants, £8
- Diaph. bidens (W. Africa) Pendent stems to 50 cm long, flowers salmon-pink, in dense spikes £8
- Diaph. kamerunensis (W. Africa) A short-stemmed plant with fairly large leaves; flowers translucent pale green or yellow, c. 4 cm across. £8
- Eurychone galeandrae. (West Africa) Perhaps the most beautiful of all African orchids with pendent inflorescences of relatively large, peach- pink flowers. Prefers the warm side of intermediate. Young plants ready soon. £8-10.
- Jumellea arborescens (Madagascar) A fairly large, but compact species; free-flowering with scented white flowers. £8
- Jumellea confusa (Madagascar) A neat-growing species with the usual scented, white flowers. £6-8
- Jumellea gracillipes(Madagascar) A slender species with rather spidery white flowers. £6-8
- Jumellea maxillarioides (Madagascar) A short-stemmed, leafy plant, branching at base; flowers large, white, scented. £8
- Jumellea recta (Reunion) An erect plant to about 30cm tall; flowers white, long-spurred. £8
- Jumellea sagittata (Madagascar) A robust species with long-lasting, strongly scented white flowers. £8
- Microcoelia globulosa (Eastern Africa) A leafless species with pure white flowers. £8.
- Mystacidium brayboniae (South Africa) A much more robust form than plants we offered previously; still a miniature, though, with white, bell-shaped flowers. £6-8.
- Mystacidium capense (S. Africa) Small plants with masses of starry, white flowers in spring; like all species of Mystacidium , we find it does much better mounted on bark than in a pot £8
- Mystacidium Neil McCormick (M. brayboniae x M. capense). The flowers resemble those of M. brayboniae , but are slightly larger. £8
- Oeoniella polystachys (Madagascar) Stems 10-30 cm long, densely leafy; flowers white, 2-4 cm across, on arching inflorescences 15-25 cm long. Not common in cultivation; probably does better mounted. £8-10
- Polystachya cultriformis (Africa) Clumps of conical pseudobulbs each with one leaf and long, arched, branched sprays of white flowers. £6-8
- Polystachya galeata (West Africa) Has the largest flowers of any Polystachya about 3cm long, greenish yellow. £6-8
- Polystachya johnstonii (Malawi) A dwarf, montane species with relativey large green & white flowers, sometimes strongly tinged with pink. £6-8
- Polystachya rosea (Madagascar) Long, branched inflorescences of pink flowers. £6-8
- Polystachya valentina (Zimbabwe) A small plant with pretty pink flowers. £6-8.
- Rangaeris amaniensis (East Africa) Robust plants with large, long-spurred white flowers. Needs good light to flower. Young plants £8.
- Rangaeris rhipsalisocia (W. Africa) Short-stemmed plant, leaves fleshy, in a fan; flowers white with a hooked spur. £6-8
- Stenoglottis longifolia (S. Africa) Terrestrial; spikes of pink flowers in late autumn, from rosettes of light green leaves. If dried off after flowering, one of the easiest of all orchids £8
- Stenoglottis macloughlinii (S. Africa) Smaller and earlier-flowering than the last species; also pink-flowered. £8
- Tridactyle tridentata (Africa) Erect plant with needle-shaped leaves and straw-coloured flowers. £6-8
And read all about them -
African Orchids in the Wild and in Cultivation.
Isobyl & Eric la Croix.
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