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Image of Eria merrillii photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Eria, Orchid)

Eria merrillii is an epiphytic (tree-dwelling) orchid grown for its attractive leaves and its many-flowered clusters of small white blooms. Also known as Eria ovata and Pinalia ovata, it is native to warm humid lowland forests from the Ryuku Islands to Borneo and New Guinea.

This evergreen perennial forms clumps of erect, fleshy, cane-like pseudobulbs, each topped by four to five leathery, lance-shaped leaves. Long clusters of whitish, somewhat unpleasantly scented...

Image of Guarianthe aurantiaca photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Orange Cattleya, Orange Guarianthe Orchid)

Guarianthe aurantiaca (fomerly known as Cattleya aurantiaca) is an epiphytic orchid grown for its spring display of showy orange blooms. It is native to humid upland forests from Mexico to El Salvador, naturally occurring on tree limbs and rock outcroppings.

This evergreen perennial spreads by creeping rhizomes to form colonies of cylindrical to spindle-shaped, cane-like pseudobulbs, each topped by two stiff, leathery, oval leaves. Dense clusters of red-orange to yellow...

Image of Hedychium longicornutum photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Hornbill's Ginger, Perched Gingerwort)

A rare tropical perennial, the hornbill's ginger produces fiery, multicolored flowers that look like something between a pointy tiara and Medusa's head. Native to the foothill mountains of Malaysia, this tender perennial grows from fleshy rhizomes either on trees as an epiphyte or on moist rocks as a lithophyte. The rhizomes adhere to the rock or tree bark and then absorb moisture and nutrients from piles of decaying leaf and insect debris. Cultivated hornbill's ginger will thrive if grown in loose...

Image of Laelia anceps photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Laelia, Orchid)

Long-lasting and starry in shape, the autumnal blooms of Laelia anceps are borne atop tall slender stems that arch. Hailing from the cooler, mid-elevations of primarily eastern Mexico, this vigorous clumping tender evergreen orchid needs cool winter temperatures during its dormancy. It is an epiphyte (living upon another plant). Because of its need for winter chill, it is a popular companion for Cymbidium orchids, which have a similiar need.

The plump, oval pseudobulbs of this...

Image of Laelia gouldiana photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Laelia, Orchid)

Long-lasting, brightly lavender-fuchsia and starry in shape, the autumnal blooms of Laelia gouldiana are among the showiest to behold, also being mildly fragrant. Hailing from the mountains of Mexican state of Hildalgo, this small clumping tender evergreen orchid needs cool winter temperatures during its dormancy. It is an epiphyte (living on another plant). Because of its need for winter chill, it is a popular companion for Cymbidium orchids, which have a similar need.

The...

Image of Laelia rubescens photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Orchid, Pale Laelia)

Long-lasting and usually pale pink, the autumnal blooms of Laelia rubescens, pale laelia, are borne atop upright slender stems. Hailing from the cooler, winter deciduous forests of Mexico to western Panama, this clumping tender evergreen orchid needs cool winter temperatures during its dormancy. It is an epiphyte (living on another plant). Because of its need for winter chill, it is a popular companion for Cymbidium orchids, which have a similiar need.

The egg-like, wrinkly,...

Image of Lycaste cochleata photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Lycaste Orchid, Shell-shaped Anther Lycaste)

Rather small in size, but beautiful in their orange-yellow color, the flowers of the shell-shaped anther lycaste orchid smell of citrus oranges. A deciduous tropical orchid native to mangrove swamps and montane rainforests from Mexico to Nicaragua, it is an epiphyte (growing on another plant) or lithophyte (growing on moist rocks).

This orchid's pseudobulbs are rounded and pyramid-like in shape, with obvious deep grooves. There are two to three spines at the top of the pseudobulb. The light green...

Image of Miltonia clowesii photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Clowe's Miltonia Orchid)

Flowering sparsely but over an extended period from summer to late fall, Miltonia clowesii bears small starry blooms of pink and white with yellow and rusty red banded petals. An evergreen tropical orchid that is epiphytic (grows on another plant), Clowe's miltonia is native to the humid coastal and montane rainforests of southeastern Brazil in the states of Rio de Janeiro and EspĂ­rito Santo. It grows from rhizomes (swollen rooting stems) and has a rambling habit.

With narrow but oval...

(Goldfish Plant)

Often called goldfish plant for the color and shape of its flowers, Nematanthus gregariusis valued as an easy to grow, exotic house plant. Native to rainforests in Brazil, it is an epiphyte (no roots in the ground) found growing on trees. It is a trailing, branching subshrub (having a woody base). It produces leaves that are semi-succulent, hard in texture, glossy, and dark green. Its unusual flowers are orange, fragrant, single-petalled, pouch-shaped, and pursed at one end like a tiny mouth....

Image of Oncidium altissimum photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Highest-most Dancing Lady Orchid, Wydler's Dancing Lady Orchid, Wydler's Oncidium Orchid)

One of the plants brought to England by Captain Bligh, Wydler's dancing lady orchid bears a gigantic branched stem laden with hundreds of glossy yellow blooms mottled with olive and sienna. A tender epiphyte from hot, humid lowland forests across the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, it is most commonly found growing on palms and other tropical trees.

The plants consist of clusters of flattened, oval pseudobulbs cloaked with papery sheaths. Each pseudobulb holds two long, strap-like...