July 23, 2010 § Leave a comment
This is a large orchid found in Australia, the Pacific Islands, Malaysia, Indonesia, and southern China at elevations up to 1,300 meters. It grows from the ground (terrestrial) with an inflorescence of about 4 feet long and bears flowers of about 4.5 inches across. More info is available at Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia here.
July 15, 2010 § Leave a comment
The Papilio Demolion is a mid-sized Asian (from Thailand to the Philippines) butterfly of 9~10 cm. This one was taking a break. This was shot handheld, with most of the shots being blur. Very pleased to get this one sharp. I am keeping the text very brief. However, if you like to find out more, here are the links:-
July 4, 2010 § Leave a comment
Cleisostoma is a genus of small-flowered orchids widely distributed from India, through South East Asia, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific islands and Australia. It is a small to medium sized epiphyte. Internet resources quote between 89 to 100 species in the genus. The genus was first published in 1825 by C.L. Blume.