Tag Archives: Orchidaceae

Geodorum densiflorum (Orchidaceae)

Orchids are always a delight. As a botanist with a bit of a history with orchids (I once interned at an Orchid cultivating laboratory), I have a soft spot for orchids. While cultivated orchid varieties are always glamorous, I have … Continue reading

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Plectorrhiza brevilabris (Orchidaceae)

  Dainty epiphyte on the fine twigs of an Acacia tree. I didn’t expect to see such treasures in a secondary regrowth forest but it is telling that such forests do have good conservation value and provide refuge for uncommon … Continue reading

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Oberonia rimachila (Orchidaceae)

One of the common Oberonia orchids in the region, I found this growing on a tree within the CSIRO arboretum – a good sign that native orchids do come and make their home on cultivated trees. Or perhaps we should … Continue reading

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Dendrobium crumenatum (Orchidaceae)

There are fragrances that cannot be bottled, and that emitted by the Pigeon Orchid is one of them.

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Adelopetalum lageniforme (Orchidaceae)

Flowers of the form with a red labellum Ahh, the pleasures of being a regular at the herbarium – the privilege to see and photograph orchids, collected by industrious staff and students. Sometimes it is wonderful being an armchair botanist! … Continue reading

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Blepharochilum macphersonii (Orchidaceae)

Small but common orchid in Eucalyptus grandis forest and rain forest. Previously Bulbophyllum macphersonii.

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Apostasia wallichii (Orchidaceae)

Apostasia is derived from the Greek apostasia, meaning “separation or divorce”, in allusion to the distinct floral features which distinguish from most other orchids. I learnt about this orchid genus a long time ago, and way back then, it was … Continue reading

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Sarcochilus serrulatus (Orchidaceae)

I wish there were adequate words to describe the ecstasy of meeting an orchid but there is none. I shall tell a story instead. I was taking a leak as guys always need to do in the bush and there … Continue reading

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Dendrobium tetragonum (Orchidaceae)

Aptly named the Rectangular-bulbed Dendrobium, this Dendrobium has angular bulbs which makes it recognizable instantly. Ornamental in flower? Undoubtedly. I am drooling to see some. Until then…

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Dendrobium nobile (Orchidaceae)

It is always a delight to see orchids planted on wayside trees. In particular, the Noble Dendrobium never fails to catch attention. Noble and farsighted are those who planted them on wayside trees for all to enjoy. There is a … Continue reading

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