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This is a discussion on Wild orchids within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; oh and officially, happy new year! yay i get to say happy new year first ...

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    oh and officially, happy new year!
    yay i get to say happy new year first in 2011 lol

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    Wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing them with us. Love seeing orchids growing the way nature intended them to be grown.

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    Jordan what do you mean that this lizard have a third eye and are the last of their reptile family? By the way "HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYBODY" .
    Thanks Bill.Zain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    By the way "HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYBODY" .
    Thanks Bill.Zain.
    Dear Zainal,
    the same to you.
    Peter

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    Thanks again for keeping on posting your wonderful pictures of orchids in the wild and Happy new year to you too!

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, Nanella! What a beautiful name. I wish EVERYONE good health in the up coming year! Betty :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Jordan what do you mean that this lizard have a third eye and are the last of their reptile family? By the way "HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYBODY" .
    Thanks Bill.Zain.
    The tuatara is a reptile endemic to New Zealand which, though it resembles most lizards, is actually part of a distinct lineage, order Sphenodontia. The two species of tuatara are the only surviving members of its order, which flourished around 200 million years ago.

    Tuatara are greenish brown, and measure up to 80 cm (31 in) from head to tail-tip and weigh up to 1.3 kilograms (2.9 lb) with a spiny crest along the back, especially pronounced in males. Their dentition, in which two rows of teeth in the upper jaw overlap one row on the lower jaw, is unique among living species. They are further unusual in having a pronounced parietal eye, dubbed the "third eye", whose current function is a subject of ongoing research but is thought to be involved in setting circadian and seasonal cycles. They are able to hear although no external ear is present, and have a number of unique features in their skeleton, some of them apparently evolutionarily retained from fish. Although tuatara are sometimes called "living fossils", recent taxonomic and molecular work has shown that they have changed significantly since the Mesozoic era.

    these are very unique creatures and i am honoured to have held one before

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    Thanks Peter,Nenella and Betty.
    Jordan thanks again for detail description of this lucky animal great to have unique creatures in this thread. Zain

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    P1 to P2 Another view of Bulb virescen
    P3 ? Eria or ? Dendrobium species
    P4 Huge colony of Coelogyne pandurata opposite of this tree
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    Dear En. Zainal,

    P4 also looks like podochilus sp. It looks like those we have in Kinabalu park with a tiny white flower. It seems to have similar growth habit.. just my 2 cents op. tq

    Martin

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