Tag Archives: Orchidaceae

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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