June 25, 2010 § Leave a comment
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.
June 21, 2010 § Leave a comment
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.
June 19, 2010 § Leave a comment
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.
June 18, 2010 § Leave a comment
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!
June 16, 2010 § Leave a comment
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.
June 7, 2010 § 2 Comments
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.
June 4, 2010 § Leave a comment
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