cleisocentron mirrillianum {Merrill’s Cleisocentron}

June 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

cleisocentron mirrillianum {Merrill's Cleisocentron}

Cleisocentron mirrillianum {Merrill's Cleisocentron} is a wild orchid found only in Sabah. Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

The cleisocentron mirrillianum is found only in Sabah, Borneo in lower to upper montane forests at elevations of 1,100 to 3,000 metres. It is a small sized orchid which likes warm to cold growing conditions. The flowers grow on several inflorences of 8.5 cm long which bears 8 to 15 tiny blooms of about 1.5 cm across. The flowers are unscented. The translucent petals are in shades of blue.

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Papilio karna carnatus {Jungle Jade, Dschungeljade}

June 21, 2010 § Leave a comment

Papilio karna carnatus {Jungle Jade, Dschungeljade}

The Papilio karna carnatus {Jungle Jade, Dschungeljade} from Borneo, a member of the family Papilionidae.

The Papilio karna carnatus is a large and beautiful butterfly with a wingspan of 10 to 13 cm distributed across Celebes, Borneo, Java, Sumatra and the Philippines. The wings and upper body are covered in powdered green scales. The middle part of the hind wings is turquoise, and at the back end on each wing, there is a pink, red and black eye with green eye shadow. Fabulous.

I did not get a good shot, and this specimen has seen better days. I will be looking out for this butterfly on my next trip to the park.

More info at butterflycorner.net here.

the many rooted coelogyne {coelogyne radicosa}

June 19, 2010 § Leave a comment

the many rooted coelogyne {coelogyne radicosa}

Coelogyne radicosa. Common name: The many rooted coelogyne. Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park, about 36 km from Kota Kinabalu.

This orchid is found in Thailand, Penninsular Malaysia and Borneo in montane forests at elevations of 1,000 to 1,300 meters above sea level. The successively opening flowers are about 5 cm across.

the many rooted coelogyne {coelogyne radicosa}

June 18, 2010 § Leave a comment

the many rooted coelogyne {coelogyne radicosa}

Coelogyne radicosa. Common name: The many rooted coelogyne. Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park, about 36 km from Kota Kinabalu.

This orchid is found in Thailand, Penninsular Malaysia and Borneo in montane forests at elevations of 1,000 to 1,300 meters above sea level. The successively opening flowers are about 5 cm across. It looks pretty much like a decorated spear!

Appendicula calcarata

June 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

Appendicula calcarata

Appendicula calcarata. Photographed at Orchid de Villa, a private farm in Inanam, about 20 km from Kota Kinabalu. (Half an hour's drive.)

Generally, the genus appendicula are tropical orchids found from India to the Pacific islands in warm to hot conditions. They are little cultivated and consist of between 60 to 130 species. They are fern-like and bear insignificant dull coloured tiny flowers on short inflorescences.

This plant was photographed at Orchid de Villa, a private farm onl 11 acres of land. A nursery for hybrids cover 4 acres of flat ground and the rest is undulating rainforest. I walked 3.5 hours during my visit. I will return for close-ups when time permits.

liparis sp

June 7, 2010 § 2 Comments

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Funny looking orchid!, with an inflorescence about 24 cm long and bearing one tiny flower of only 1 cm across. That is so small. And it is making a face at me!

Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park which is 36 km from Kota Kinabalu, and located at an elvation of about 700 metres above sea level. The genus is liparis, but I do not know the name of this specie. A curious looking orchid with a tiny flower.

The Sulphur Yellow Chelonistele {chelonistele sulphurea}

June 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Sulphur Yellow Chelonistele {chelonistele sulphurea}

Chelonistele sulphurea (The sulphur Yellow Chelonistele).

The Chelonistele sulphurea is found in Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and the Philippines. It is a medium sized orchid growing in hot to cool conditions at elevations from 600 to 2,700 metres (1,968 to 8,858 feet). The fragant flowers are about 3 cm (1 1/4 inches), 7 to 15 flowers bloom on a long inflorescence.

For orchid enthusiasts.. I have found this internet source to be an excellent reference: Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia

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