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lowland wild orchids

This is a discussion on lowland wild orchids within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Lately we are experiencing regular rain in the morning. The cool and rainy north east ...

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    Default lowland wild orchids

    Lately we are experiencing regular rain in the morning. The cool and rainy north east mosoon is still 3 months away. The transitional period now meant many orchids will bloom. i have the chance to visit some lowland localities, even if we don't find orchids, a weekend outdoor trip is still well worth.

    The forest is cooling and humid. The undergrowth is not dense and the canopies of taller and large trees shade must have contributed to this unique environment. Mosses are never dry out and always covered with water drops from previous night. The soils were sandy and clayish, not muddy, dries up fast and not fertile.



    we came across this grows in confusing manner . some vine up from small plants with tiny stem, while some on reaching the top of stunted trees, unable to get a firm grip and left dangling in mid air.







    A rotted tree with an unknown bulbo. The orchid will fell off once the tree stump finally break down.



    Another unknown.





    another bulbo


    A very tiny blooming bulbo.






    Plenty of the following were flowering but easily missed. One of my friends accidently dropped his camera, he squat down and notice one right infront of him ! It's rather strange this particular type grows about 1ft-2ft above the ground and mostly on one particular type of tree with small stem but having rough skins, unlike others that were not choosy on the host.

















    This forest support some varieties of rare plants like palms and nepenthes. The nepenthes were huge and the size of my palm.








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    Fantastic pictures thanks for showing us :-)

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    Really enjoy ur adventure in jungle.

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    Excellent photo journey. Thanks for taking us along.

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    Wow!!!!. What an incredible journey! and for us aswell. Now thats what I call a fulfilling and worthwhile treasure hunt. I would have lost track of time in seconds. Some really special photos and a unique and special insight into mothernatures many little suprises. Those lil tiny orchids are amazing and love those nepenthes. Hope they dont get stolen from their jungle home!

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    Thanks so much for sharing! It would be incredible to see these in person.

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    Mabuhay!

    I need something to hold my jaw. it just keeps on falling........FANTABULOUS!! thanks for sharing.

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    What a huge pitcher! Nice nepenthes! The orchids growing up those trees, even the little skinny ones, was interesting. I love seeing orchids in the forest like that. Also; what kind of palm was that? Wow...I liked that one too. Thanks for sharing...great pics!

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    Nice, the one with the mottled purple flowers should be B.signatum.

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    I would agree with B.signatum, well done Vincent!
    wow, you've been very lucky to see a Vanila in flower, i bet you just followed the fragrance?
    the tiny Bulbo has affinities with B.bolsteri.

    great job, love the Nepenthes too!

    keep it coming Robert.

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