trichotosia velutina {the velvety trichotosia}

January 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

trichotosia velutina {the velvety trichotosia}

Trichotosia velutina {The Velvety Trichotosia} at Orchid de Villa.

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Trichotosia Velutina {The Velvety Trichotosia} is found in Burma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Papua and New Guinea and Borneo. It is an epiphyte that likes hot growing conditions at elevations of up to 1,100 metres above sea level. The floral bracts and 1.25 cm flowers are hairy. The flowers are short-lived and do not open well. More info about the trichotosia velutina on internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia here.

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Dendrobium rosellum – The pink spotted dendrobium.

December 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

Appendicula undulata var. longicalcarata

Dendrobium rosellum - The pink spotted dendrobium, photographed at Orchid de Villa, Inanam (about 20 km from Kota Kinabalu city).

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Update:  This was previously posted and mistaken as Appendicula undulata var. longicalcarata.

An orchid with very small flowers of about 1cm (0.4 inch). It is found in Sabah, Borneo, Penninsular Malaysia and Sumatra, at elevations of 800 metres to 1,100 metres. It is an epiphyte with branched stems carrying many leaves. The inflorescence grow from the leafless sections of the stem and bears a flower each.

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.

Cleisostoma javanicum (II)

May 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

Cleisostoma javanicum (II)

Cleisostoma javanicum

he Javanese Cleisotoma is found in Java and grows as an epiphyte in low forest at elevations of 700 to 1,600 meters. It is a small sized orchid with a few flowers of 1.5 cm which bloom successively over 2 to 3 days. It is easy to miss this small orchid.

the tiger orchid {grammatophyllum speciosum}

May 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

the tiger orchid {grammatophyllum speciosum}

The tiger orchid {grammatophyllum speciosum}.

The Tiger Orchid is at the entrance of Orchid de Villa. This one has been there since around 1995. This thing grows to 3 metres high and weigh a few hundred kgs. (The heaviest record, elsewhere, is 1,000 kgs.)

Blume’s Bulbophyllum {Bulbophyllum blumei}

May 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Blume's Bulbophyllum {Bulbophyllum blumei}

Blume's Bulbophyllum {Bulbophyllum blumei} at Orchid de Villa.

Blume’s Bulbophyllum is a small sized orchid that is found in forests at elevations of 50 to 800 meters in Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Australia. The flower is about 6 cm across. A simple and elegant orchid. Photographed at Orchid de Villa. I had mistakenly shot this at ISO 2000.

The Java Acanthephippium {Acanthephippium javanicum}

May 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Java Acanthephippium {Acanthephippium javanicum}

The Java Acanthephippium {Acanthephippium javanicum}

The Java Acanthephippium is found in Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra at elevations of about 760 meters above sea level. The inflorescence bears 1 to 6 flowers of 3.5 cm across. The lip looks like a saddle with thorns.

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