Synonyms - Dendrobium speciosum
Rock Orchid, Rock Lily
Dendrobium – means "tree-living" and refers to the epiphytic habit of many of the species of the group.
speciosus– means beautiful and is in reference to the great racemes of showy cream flowers
Aerangis ellisiivar grandiflora x Aerangis modesta
Synonyms: Thelychiton falcorostrus
Grows in cool-temp. rainforest, almost exclusively on Nothofagus moorei north from the Barrington Tops.
Growing on Yucca elephantipes
Synonyms - Schomburgkia tibicinis
The name Myrmecophila is a derivative of the word myrmecophile and refers to the symbiotic relationship with colonies of ants that are usually found living in the large, hollowed-out, banana-like pseudobulbs. An opening in the base of each pseudobulb serves as an entrance for the ants which harvest nectar from the peduncles and flowers and forage on other plants in the community. The ants associated with Myrmecophila tibicinis pack many of the pseudobulbs with debris that includes other dead ants, a variety of insects, pieces of plant material, seeds and sand. Myrmecophila tibicinis directly utilizes minerals of the organic debris ("garbage dumps") deposited by the ants inside the hollow pseudobulbs. Since the open-canopied trees of the tropics can often be nutrient poor habitats, a small input of nutrients from insects can have a significant effect on plant survival and growth rates. Myrmecophila tibicinis can grow quite well in the absence of ants, though it is quite rare to find an uninhabited plant.
Synonyms - Dendrobium teretifolium
Bridal Veil Orchid
Grows almost exclusively on Casuarina glauca but uncommonly also recorded on other rainforest trees, chiefly in coastal districts north from near Bega and inland to the upper Hunter Valley.
Hardy autumn flowering orchid from South America
Hardy intergeneric orchid hybrid that flowers regularly
A epiphytic or lithophytic plant native to southern China (including Tibet), the Himalayas (India, Bangladesh, Assam, Nepal, Bhutan), and Indochina (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam) The species is also reportedly naturalized in Hawaii.
It is also one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, know as shí hú.
Synonyms - Encyclia cochleata, Anacheilium cochleatum & Epidendrum cochleatum.
Cockleshell Orchid or Clamshell Orchid
Is an epiphytic, sympodial New World orchid native to Central America, the West Indies, Colombia, Venezuela, and southern Florida.
This orchid is growing at the private nursery on a recycled car tyre panel.
Found in southern Yunnan Province of China, northeastern India and Assam