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This is a discussion on surrounding negros, philippines within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; hi forum , just wanna share some moments of our latest trip around negros. we ...

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    hi forum,
    just wanna share some moments of our latest trip around negros. we started in tacloban and travelled by bus and boat via cebu to dumaguete, sipalay, bacolod and back. this way we got to see the stunning beauty of negros with coasts and mountain ranges.
    we had a great time visiting friends, finding places, local delicatessen, listen to different languages and collecting plants for myself, which hopefully thrive in my garden after this stressful journey for them.
    for more info you can pm me.

    hope you enjoy as much as i did,

    to start of with my first nun orchid (correct?) i saw,
    2. a rock orchid ( local name), i let my girlfriend pose next to it to show that size, and 1 leave was as heavy as 1 vanda,
    3. our friend showed us a japanese museum on the way up to the mountains, a secret tip and absolutely fantastic!
    4. japanese museum
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    5. noid flower
    6. noid flower or tree? a strange plant but i was fascinated!
    7.wild spathoglottis plicata, couldnt demonstrate the sheer size of it, but blooms tend to get smaller the bigger the plant, also notized in my neighborhood.
    8. a little indication how big it can get and i didnt pick the biggest!
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    9. finally our target just before sunset and we got rewarded!
    10. on the way down we got invited from locals to fresh buko (young coconut), and wow was that good! then i explored their garden and saw this amazing bloom maybe 1.5 metres above the ground, the plant itself should be in the banana family according to the leaves and size (up to 4 meters)
    11. our next target sipalay, sugar beach, where nature is pretty much untouched, my girl didnt wanna leave this beach...
    12. my favourite shot of local kids
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    13. cathedral in bacolod
    14.no id flower
    15. a local resto with a display of orchids
    16. i love this white spotted vanda, anyone?
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    17. wow, look at those yellow dendro's...
    18. a native cattleya with terete like leaves, of course i got myself one!
    19. i just love those spathoglottis hybrid's, again it followed me!
    20. finally the yellow one i was running after
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    21. yet another beauty
    22. and would you have guessed it? my favourite sunset shot from this trip.

    all in all i got myself 16 souveniers and hope to post em when in full bloom.

    hope i didnt bore anyone to death,
    thanks.
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    Fantastic! Thanks for taking us on this tour! Now I'm even more excited about my trip at the end of the year.

    Loads of wonderful orchids by the looks of it... the last spathoglottis has wonderful colours!

    As for Post 2 Pic 2, the strange 'tree' is an Amorphophallus. It is one of the most amazing plants with flowers that smell really, really bad!

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    hi tim,
    no worries, im glad you enjoyed it and gave you an idea what to expect. traveling here is fairly easy if you bring patience, humor and an open mind. people here will always welcome you!
    you can explore all this fantastic plants mostly by walking around in city's, parks and older town's.
    im also in love with spathoglottis ever since i saw my first one here, then more colours...

    thanks for the id on that amazing tree, i didnt really know where to place it, i've seen cactus which looked similar. too bad, i couldnt get a taste of that super bad smell.

    cheers and c ya

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    Ron, you could never bore us with your travels. I suspect that most of us would never get to see these places (and orchids) without you sharing your adventures with us, and I for one thank you!!

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    Thank you, Ron, very much.

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