The Orchid Review back issues

Revisit the 2016 highlights of The Orchid Review and explore the world of orchids with a look back at cultivation advice, scientific findings, orchid exploration, in-depth plant profiles, news, reviews, shows and awards celebrating the world’s most alluring flowers

March 2016

  • Prosthechea cochleate – looking in detail at the flower parts of the cockleshell orchid, Helen Millner reveals the interesting differences in its varieties
  • Sustainable growth – Peter Sander wonders whether our hobby can become more energy-efficient and eco-friendly to be part of a sustainable future
  • The Cattleya purpurata show of Brazil – visiting a flower show held to honour a local species, Ian Chalmers shares its fascinating range of variation

June 2016

  • The best of the RHS London Orchid Show – Jean Stowe and Rudolf Jenny reveal the highlights and medal-winning exhibits from the April show
  • An emended description – arguments are presented by Wally Suarez for a more sharper definition of two sections in the genus Vanda
  • 127 years of the RHS Orchid Committee – Clare and Johan Hermans tell the stories of three gentlemen explorers who were influential in the orchid world

September 2016

  • The pollination of Coelogyne rochussenii – observing a sweat bee pollinating these sweetly scented flowers, Ong Poh Teck shares the encounter
  • Marvel or monkey business? – Fred Rumsey investigates the possible causes contributing to the appearance of rare Orchis x bergonii in Hampshire
  • Orchid hunters and orchid-cake eaters – during a Eulophia sampling trip in Zambia, Ruth Bone found that chikanda’s popularity is depleting orchid tubers

December 2016

  • Ecuadorian treasures – Clare and Johan Hermans describe and illustrate some of the orchid highlights spotted on their recent visits to Ecuador
  • Studying Specklina – interviewing Adam Karremans about his pollination research, Sanne van Gammeren learns more about his study on these fruit-fly magnets
  • Singapore’s Orchid extravaganza – Liz Johnson reports on the highlights from the biennial OSSEA Show held within the 2016 Singapore Garden Festival

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