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is this an orchid?

This is a discussion on is this an orchid? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello, I'm new here and English is not my mother tongue... I was at Borneo ...

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    Hello,
    I'm new here and English is not my mother tongue...
    I was at Borneo and took some photos of plants.
    I always like to know which plant it is,
    so perhaps you could help me...
    thanks,
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    Do you have some photos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnenblumenfeld View Post
    Hello,
    I'm new here and English is not my mother tongue...
    I was at Borneo and took some photos of plants.
    I always like to know which plant it is,
    so perhaps you could help me...
    thanks,
    Kerstin
    Welcome from Ontario, Canada! Folks here love identifying plants even if it isn't an orchid

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    oh, sorry, I thought, I managed it yesterday...
    2nd try:
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    1st one looks like some kind of Arum. Second one is an orchid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton View Post
    1st one looks like some kind of Arum. Second one is an orchid
    ...for your help - I didn't think about Araceae, but now I could check the pics of google - I decided its an Arisaema filiforme ;-)
    and the other? orchid is not enough for me - I thought about Vanilla?!

    the next one? I'm sure its not an orchid, but perhaps anybody can tell me soething about it, family...
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    Are these wildflowers? Vanilla is a rather large vine. That last one is strange. Looks more like some kind of fungal growth or gall than it does a flower. I see growhts very similar to this but brown/grey on fruit tree branches here. Can't remember what they are called.

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    The last one might be a ginger.

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    I concur with Yug it's ginger flower. by the way welcome to OTF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    I concur with Yug it's ginger flower. by the way welcome to OTF.
    ...for your welcome ;-)
    I thought this one is a ginger flower:
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    and this one, too:
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    and all of them grow in nature, beneath the ground, not bound on a tree like normal vanilla.
    It was a park at Borneo, but they brought the plants together for better seeing

    here is an orchid, which didn't get the right name yet - could it be a Malleola? but which one?
    Name:  K800_Malaysia 1 435k Orchidee Malleola.JPG
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