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This is a discussion on Wild orchids within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Calanthe ceciliae native to Malaysia Peninsular growing near the water fall in clustered the plants ...

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    Calanthe ceciliae native to Malaysia Peninsular growing near the water fall in clustered the plants received very little light as compared to those grow in the tree branches.The purplish color make it the flowers so elegant.
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    Another Calanthe species could be pulcra and unfortunately is not fully opened. In the wild we can differentiate it as the plants relatively very huge as compared to cecelia or triplicata.
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    Nice Calanthe shots Zain!

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    Great finds, Zainal. Have never seen these two Calanthe in the wild, but C rubens is quite common on our limestone hills here. Nice shots!

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    Very interesting, as always ; and what superb foliage on these Calanthes ! I have been working trying to get better foliage on all my orchids, and have worked out a few things , so that in general this year it is better than ever before ; but still a long way to go to match these. But lower light levels - mmh, I had thought that important, this is confirmation. And if this seems to be a non sequitor, I will add that I have seen C.triplicata in the wild in Thailand or maybe Cambodia or Laos ( difficult to know, and who cares ? whether you have crossed the frontier when on foot in the jungle ! ) and on that occasion had a light meter with me, taking readings . I recall that the light level where I saw that plant ( and also one of the jewel orchids , maybe Anoechtochilus roxburghii close by,was just 33 Lux. Probably the lowest light reading I have ever seen in daylight ( mid-morning that would have been, in August) ; later that day out of that jungle, climbing a hill, looking for Vandas, the light reading was 18000 Lux . For our Uncle Sam friends, who in general are not used to metric or ISO units, those would be say 3 fc and 1700 fc respectively.

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    Its not just the flowers that I like here. Its also surprises me how healthy and intact blooms/leaves are considering the number of insects and so on that might feed on them. AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by walingwaling View Post
    Nice Calanthe shots Zain!
    Thanks Ron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Great finds, Zainal. Have never seen these two Calanthe in the wild, but C rubens is quite common on our limestone hills here. Nice shots!
    Hi Yew in Telapak Buruk Mountain at certain altitude near the waterfall you can see C.cecelia and C. triplicata and sometimes C.pulcra I never seen personally C. reubens here even when I was exploring Gunung Stong in Kelantan maybe no luck need to go to Kedah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    Very interesting, as always ; and what superb foliage on these Calanthes ! I have been working trying to get better foliage on all my orchids, and have worked out a few things , so that in general this year it is better than ever before ; but still a long way to go to match these. But lower light levels - mmh, I had thought that important, this is confirmation. And if this seems to be a non sequitor, I will add that I have seen C.triplicata in the wild in Thailand or maybe Cambodia or Laos ( difficult to know, and who cares ? whether you have crossed the frontier when on foot in the jungle ! ) and on that occasion had a light meter with me, taking readings . I recall that the light level where I saw that plant ( and also one of the jewel orchids , maybe Anoechtochilus roxburghii close by,was just 33 Lux. Probably the lowest light reading I have ever seen in daylight ( mid-morning that would have been, in August) ; later that day out of that jungle, climbing a hill, looking for Vandas, the light reading was 18000 Lux . For our Uncle Sam friends, who in general are not used to metric or ISO units, those would be say 3 fc and 1700 fc respectively.
    Hi Geoff very interesting finding with your light meter, I do agree with you I also found Anaectochilous species which is brown black in color grow the area with C.cecelia and triplicata, so beautifull however very difficult to grow in lowland could be due to low in humidity and too hot. I never seen any interbreeding between the 2 species maybe overlook, he,he.Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidsal View Post
    Its not just the flowers that I like here. Its also surprises me how healthy and intact blooms/leaves are considering the number of insects and so on that might feed on them. AL
    AL in tropical rain forest insects are countless especially during night time and daytime too, I saw some of them being eaten by caterpillar and beetles too but those growing even deeper under the canopy are safe from those bugs.Thanks.

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