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This is a discussion on Wild orchids within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Wonderful adventures as always...
Wonderful adventures as always
Almost about a week I was in Miri Sarawak for an official duty I was stayed in Imperial hotel, in the morning I woke up while looking for something I was surprised I saw many Cymbidium finlaysianum producing many flowers in different color.
Another view of other plants
Some of them very pretty darker colors.
See how they grow along the road on the tree with huge building surrounding it, actually i felt so shy cause many people looking on me every time I took shots. Just ignored it. I also asked the officer to look more orchids in this town.Luckily one of them willing to help me to explore wild orchids to the nearest forest I will post it later.
Last Saturday I went to Lambir waterfall National Park about 30 to 40 Kilometer from Miri downtown. I was accompanied by tourist guide local people who was familiarize about this region. Began my journey around 8 am and reach there was almost about 9 am.Fortunately this area was taken care by Sarawak Forestry so on the way to waterfall the trail so clean and clear. According to the tourist guide it will take about 30 to 40 minutes to reach the main water fall.Sure very tired after this he.he.he. About 200 meter after I left the car park I noticed something very familiar to me.
P1 to P2 Dendrobium species with the leaves darker color attached at the middle of tree trunk, further zoom. For your information that this National Park is virgin jungle the logs is very huge and big like a car no history of logging before.
P3 to P4 looked like Coelogyne species but not that sure very high.
I would considered myself very lucky almost everyday having heavy rain in Miri however that day the sky so clear and dark blue. I'm so allergic with brown leech luckily not even one present that day.
P1 to P3 I think this is Epigenium species (maybe I'm wrong) by looked at the shape and leaves very classical for this species.They grow on this tree near to the ground.
P4 another Coelogyne species Borneo s the heaven for Coelogyne can get more then 20 species there.
Thanks for the pictures.